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22 October 2019

Kwanza brings exciting new slate of factual programming at MIPCOM

Yet another busy week at MIPCOM for Kwanza. The whole sales team mobilized during the intense 4-days meetings and used the opportunity to showcase Kwanza's ambitious upcoming programs including:

Maya: Ancient Metropolis (3 x 52')

Synopsis:

The Maya Civilization has baffled historians for centuries with its unprecedented prowess in Math, Astronomy, and Engineering. All that was left of the Maya seemed to only be the ruins of giant pyramids, but the most recent discoveries from archaeological excavations reveal much more: lost citadels in the Guatemalan jungle found around Tikal, a sacred cenote at Chichen Itza, and underground network of tunnels discovered at Teotihuacan. 

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Abu Simbel: Giants of the Nile (1 x 52' or 1 x 70')

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Erected by Ramses II, Abu Simbel colossal temples defied all of the norms at the time. Through the use of computer graphics and interviews with the world’s leading experts, unfold the secrets of the 8th wonder of the world and discover how it was built 3,000 years ago.

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Easter Island: Secrets of the Moai (1 x 52')

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Since generations, the Moai have been one of the most famous archeological and architectural mystery on earth. How were these giant statued carved around the island before the invention of wheel or the arrival of metal? Thanks to CGI and insights from the most renown experts, shake up popular beliefs by differentiating hypotheses and certitudes on the Rapa Nui’s building techniques

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The Acropolis: Secrets of the Ancient Citadel (1 x 52')

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How was a simple rocky hill transformed into a monumental and immortal masterpiece? How did Ancient Greece’s engineers and architects pull-of such a technical feat? Thanks to CGI and with the help of the foremost international experts, we’ll uncover the secrets of Athen’s sumptuous complex of temples and monuments

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Jerusalem: Builders of the Holy City (1 x 52')

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How did the eternal city, birthplace of all the great monotheistic religions, survive throughought the ages? From the ancient Roman quarters to Hezekiah’s tunnel, get to know the mysteries of the Holy City’s construction!

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The Alhambra: Fortress of Andalusia (1 x 52')

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Discover this masterpiece of the Moorish architecture like never before: from the building techniques of the fortress, to the delicacy and the refinement of the decorative fixtures, prepare to be awed by the Jewel of Andalusia!

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The World According to Trump (1 x 52' or 1 x 70')

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Go behind-the-scenes the controversial first term of Donald Trump. With interviews from the most eminent american journalist, former collaborators of the president and exclusive archive footage, we’ll come back on the key moments of this extraordinary presidency. 

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Naval Legends: Clash of Titans (4 x 52')

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Immerse yourself in the greatest naval battles of the 20th Century! Thanks to ultra-realistic 3D CGI, experts have recreated the iconic warships that fought them and have given life to these legendary clashes of titans!

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The Snow Monkeys of China (1 x 52')

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They have no nose, thick lips, hate the rain, and live 4,000 metres above sea level. Snub-nosed monkeys are definitely unlike any other! Found on the highest peaks, this endangered species is still a mystery. For one year, a team of scientists will follow them to learn more about their strange snow-bound behaviors. Filmed in ultra high-definition, this group of monkeys will take us on a journey of discovery into the unknown lands of north-western China!

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The Harvest Mouse: Grassland Acrobat (1 x 52')

Synopsis:

Aelia is a phenomenon of nature: like all her peers living in the tall grass, she can perform antics worthy of the most gifted monkeys and build astonishing nests! But, now considered an endangered species, she has to fight for her survival. Told on a minute scale, from the mouse’s point of view, this one-off follows the adventures of the grassland's tiny acrobat! 

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Feeding the World: The Insect Diet (1 x 52')

Synopsis:

A cricket gratin, a maggot salad…this might be our diet of tomorrow. As we’ll soon have 10 billions of mouth to feed, insects seem to be the ultimate problem-solver. But the insects diet also comes with a good number of problems: what species is the most nutritive to consume? Will we really be capable of overcoming our prejudice to save the world?

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The Country That Doesn't Exist (1 x 52')

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The Artsakh, a region situated between Armenia, Azerbaidjan and Iran, is a self-proclaimed republic since 1991. But since then, it has never been recognized a country by the international community… Today, a young dynamic population wishes to transform the forgotten enclave into a true nation. This documentary takes us on a journey through the Artsakh, bringing us moving encounters and magnificent landscapes.

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Chantilly: The Other Versailles (1 x 52')

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The Château of Chantilly’s 215-hectare park is the most beautiful creation of André Le Nôtre, the royal landscape architect. What he failed to do in Versailles, he succeeded in doing in Chantilly! Thanks to experts and 3D imaging, discover the architectural masterpieces of the centuries-old castle, including the largest stables in Europe and the first fountains in the world to work 24/7!  

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Life on the Road (3 x 52')

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With this collection of three documentaries, discover the everyday lives of nomadic people around the world. From a touring opera troupe in China, a travelling cinema in India and a mobile clinic in the steppes of Mongolia, we embark on a cultural and human adventure on the road, a fight to maintain traditions in a constantly and rapidly changing world.

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