In its new original series, Mundos Extremos, Discovery en Español opens doors and gives viewers exclusive access to the most arcane, secret ways of life.
This program takes viewers into the secret world of cults, political associations, spiritual congregations and other groups in Latin America that are objects for rejection and public ridicule, to learn about their daily lives and what drives them to live out their extreme existence. Nudists, Mennonites, Mormons, Sadomasochists, members of religious orders that practice self-flagellation are among the groups profiled in this series. Mundos extremos premieres Wednesday, February 1 at 10pm ET/ 11pm PT.
Divided into eight docu-reality episodes, Mundos extremos delves into the heart of these and other little known communities in Latin America to learn what life is like for people who choose to violate social norms, either based on their own convictions or because they were born into groups with very specific lifestyles.
To better understand and accurately depict the daily lives, rituals and what motivates these people to live such unconventional lives, the production team immersed themselves into the daily routines of these communities, persuading them to open their doors and allow production team members to live among them. The series also includes testimonials from cult specialists, anthropologists, journalists, historians, sociologists, and the leaders of these groups.
Following is a brief description of some of the Mundos extremos series episodes:
Menonitas: tradiciones violadas - Mennonites: The Rape of Tradition (Bolivia)
In Manitoba, Bolivia, a Mennonite colony is the victim of sexual attacks against more than one hundred women. This episode goes inside the colony to understand the impact of these terrible rapes in a community shaken by uncertainty and panic.
Naturaleza desnuda / Dolor como placer - Naked Nature / Pain as Pleasure (Colombia/Argentina)
In Bogota, a community must become resourceful in order to practice nudism despite the limits imposed on them by society. Meanwhile, in Buenos Aires, the sadomasochist community must hide in order to freely engage in unconventional sexual practices.