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Asia: Secret Lives - Hidden Places

10 x 45' (ENG, GER, FRE)
Experience Asia’s most stunning national parks

Follow us into the unfamiliar and fascinating parts of Asia. Opulent images allow us to experience the unique beauty of nature and the stories of people and animals who live in this stunning world. We take you to beautiful places, from the flood plains of India to the vast step lands of Mongolia or the conservational work deep in the rainforest of Borneo. We also lead the viewer into paradisal places far away from our western world. Enormous areas of wild, breath-taking beauty entice and allure. They are parks which today are being threatened directly by the ecological footprint of humans. Each of them has its own particular gems, whether above or below the water.

Season 1:
Behind the veil of tourism in Asia’s most stunning National Parks, people and animals share the same backyard. The result is a fusion of great stories, engaging characters and rare and endangered wildlife against a backdrop of drama and beauty. Meet the gentle Shinto people who have learned how to live in the shadow of an active volcano, a tribal man who cares for orphan elephants by day while his village is threatened by wild elephants at night and see how the spirits of a tropical island off Borneo stopped a local Imam from cutting down the rainforest. One-horned rhinoceroses, Asiatic elephants, Guizhou golden monkeys and a cast of other wildlife characters fill the lands of Asia from the flood plains of India to the granite peaks of China’s holy mountains. The interwoven stories of man and beasts are illuminated by charming characters which captivate audiences while bringing dramatic appeal.

Season 2:
In this second season of our series, we lead the viewer into paradisiacal places far away from our western world where time seems to have stopped. Our series leaves no doubt as to why it is imperative to protect and maintain these refuges for people, nature and animals. It gives the viewer a particular insight into an unspoilt habitat that is far from the beaten tourist track.

 

 

Episodes: Season 1:
1. Kaziranga National Park: India – Where Wild Things Roam
2. Khao Sok National Park: Thailand – Wild Lives of Khao Sok
3. Tun Sakaran Marine Park: Malaysia – Paradise Found
4. Aso-Kuju and Unzen-Amakusa National Parks: Japan – Under the Volcano
5. Mt Tianzhu and Mt Fanjing National Parks: China – Mountains of the Gods

Episodes Season 2:
1. Gir National Park: India – Asia’s Last Lion
2. Kinabatangan River: Borneo – Forgotten Paradise
3. Pu Mat National Park: Vietnam – Of Bears and Men
4. Great Gobi National Park: Mongolia – Following the Wild Camels
5. Gaoligongshan Park: China – Himalaya’s Gold

Original Title: Geheimnisse Asiens - Die schönsten Nationalparks
Year: 2014 (S1), 2018 (S2)
Length: 10 x 45' (ENG, GER, FRE)
Resolution: HD, 4K
Film by: S1: Ruth Berry, Enrico Demurray S2: Enrico Demurray, Lisa Eder, Christopher Paul, Jörg Daniel Hissen, Ralf Quibeldey
Produced by: EIKON, Autentic, NDR, arte; LIC (S1 only )

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