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Posted by: In: 26 Sep 2013 0 comments

Through three emblematic cities, as Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and Havana, which represent the South, the Center and the North of the island, we will follow the influence of the colonial History of Cuba. This Caribbean country hosts more monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other in the region. We will submerge into this mix of cultures that has originated its people, participating in the Carnival of Santiago or witnessing Santeria rituals in Trinidad to end up in Havana, a symbol that draws together the past and the present of a country that was the door of America during more than 400 years....

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Posted by: In: 18 Feb 2013 0 comments

The series is composed by five documentary films created around the idea of the last hunters and the last communities that struggle to survive in the edge of globalization. An anthropological and magical approach to the relationship between humankind and nature, where the hunt takes an important and significant position....

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Posted by: In: 12 Feb 2013 0 comments

This documentary will take us to one of the most hostile habitats of the planet: the grand Sahara desert. The Tuaregs are also known as the “Blue Men” due to the colour adopted by their skin, soaked by the indigo used to dye their veils. They have always been feudal lords who dominated this immense territory. They assaulted caravans and controlled the routes. Travellers always feared them for their fierceness and ferocity. They are untamed people, impossible to subjugate. Their strict rules, where honour and hospitality are among the main ones, determine the life of their different tribes. We will travel next to the Madugu, who lead their salt caravans through the Tenere, a desert within a desert, also known as the “Anvil of the Sun”. We will know their customs, their beliefs and their way of life and we will discovery the challenges they face today to continue living as they have always done: with no borders or governments....

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Posted by: In: 05 Dec 2012 0 comments

We have travelled to the remotest places all over the World We have submerged into the coldest waters We have survived the most inauspicious climates Our cameras have filmed unbelievable creatures Our filmmakers have shown amazing worlds. You can live all those feelings again with this complete selection of fillers about Nature and Anthropology produced by Explora Films. From the unexplored lands of the Madagascar jungles to the eternal steppes of Mongolia. From the astonishing traditions of the Hotis in the jungles of Venezuela to the curious flirting rituals of the Bororo mens in Niger. From the enigmatic Sadhus in India to the legendary Australian aborigines. We will travel from the frozen lands of South Georgia to the isolated Galapagos islands. We have travelled all around the world in search of the most shocking images and the most touching sequences in our planet. You can experience them all in this collection of fillers of our best wildlife and ethnography produced ...

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Posted by: In: 26 Jun 2012 0 comments

Few places in the world are so little-known as the impenetrable jungles of the Congo. Deep in the jungle, the stories of explorers, journalists, scientists, and missionaries, stories that seem to spring from fevers and the imagination, gradually take shape. The legends come alive when the Baaka Pygmies guide our cameras into the lush vegetation to show us the reality behind the myths. Genocidal kings, living dinosaurs, peaceful giants, demonic killers… the spirits of the jungle are backed by rational explanations with scientific and historical analysis. Although such analysis may reveal that the reality is much more terrible than the fantasy of the legends....

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Posted by: In: 29 Nov 2011 0 comments

Many years before the arrival of the Negro Bantus around the year 1000 BC, in the deepest of the equatorial jungles, the first dwellers of the African continent live: the Pigmies. They were always jungle nomads. They know no other world than jungle. They are one of the long-lived people in the world thanks to the pharmacopeia of the jungle. Today, around 5000 Pygmies still live like thousand of years ago, and their world is at risk due to the indiscriminate logging....

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Posted by: In: 25 Mar 2011 0 comments

In the 21st Century, mankind will have to tackle two challenges: the population explosion and the consequences of unstoppable climate change. Access to healthy drinking water has always been one of humanity’s great problems, and in this century it is going to determine the survival and possibilities for development of millions of people. Human life on our planet depends on potable water. Thanks to our ability to adapt and our inventiveness, he has been able to adapt to every climate imaginable – including, naturally, the absence or the superabundance of water. The Water Factor offers the viewer a fascinating tour of various communities scattered over five continents, whose lives are marked by the conditions their inhabitants face to gain access to water: From the Gobi Desert to the artificial islands of Lake Titicaca, from the forests of Equatorial Africa to the rice paddies of the Mekong River, from the Orinoco River Basin to the shining cities built in the middle o...

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Posted by: In: 01 Feb 2011 0 comments

“India: Pilgrims of the Ganges” is a journey through the North of India along the basin of the sacred river for Hindus, the Ganges. From the valleys located on the side of the Himalayas, cradle of Buddhism,, to the saint city of Benares, this documentary offers a fascinating journey through National Parks turned into sanctuaries for wildlife, and cities where Islam and Hinduism live together since centuries ago. We will witness the most crowded religious pilgrimage in the planet and get close to the mystic and enigmatic world of the Sadhus, the sacred men of India. Finally we will reach Benares, the sacred city, where Hindus purify their living souls and find eternal rest after death....

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Posted by: In: 03 May 2010 0 comments

The Kingdoms of the Himalayas is a journey in search of the roots of Buddhism. A trip through the most mountainous region on the planet, between Nepal, China, and India. It is the Kingdom of Inaccessible Nature, the source of rivers like the Ganges or the Indus, where people still observe the old customs and where it is still possible to find groups of nomads who drive their herds of yaks through fantastic scenery at the base of the ceiling of the world. We will explore the site of a kingdom that has ceased to exist, Tibet. In Lhasa, we will discover the reality of a city which was the capital of Buddhism, the home of the Dalai Lama’s palace, and which today is a Chinese city in the midst of change. We will discover the site of a new landless kingdom, a spiritual kingdom: Daramsala, the new seat of that old Tibetan kingdom, where thousands of pilgrims come to pray and to study the teachings of the Buddha. And we will reveal the secret enclave of an unknown and fascinating kin...

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Posted by: In: 20 Dec 2009 0 comments

For the first time in recent history, an expedition has crossed the whole Arabian Peninsula to unveil the true essence of a fascinating and unknown region. Arabia has some of the most extreme deserts in the planet, and on its arid geography, a powerful civilization has developed and today is opening to the rest of the world. Through an exceptional journey, the adventurer and geophysicist Pasquale Scaturro and the photographer Michel L’Huillier, visit the most emblematic locations in the Middle East. They come into contact with a society marked by the influence of Islam and by the contradictions between tradition and modernity. The ARABIA documentary portrays the expedition in three phases: from Damascus to Jeddah, from Jeddah to Shibam, and from Shibam to United Arab Emirates. We visit some of the most impressive vestiges of the Arabia like the Nabatean city of Petra, and we cross the most arid desert in the Planet, the Rub Al-Khali, also known as “the Empty Quarter&rdq...

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