Photo: High Puna in Peru
First came an unforgettable journey across the world’s greatest habitats. Then viewers were brought nose-to-nose with Earth’s wildest creatures. Now, the makers of PLANET EARTH and LIFE reverse the spotlight to focus on a species closer to home: humans.
From oceans to jungles to deserts,Human Planet, narrated by celebrated actor and filmmaker Gael Garcia Bernal, is a majestic portrait of people’s incredible ability to survive and thrive in our planet’s most extreme environments. This two week, eight-part natural history series premieres on Discovery en Espanol starting Monday, April 25 at 8pm ET.
“Human Planet is an awe inspiring production that will transport viewers to some of the most stunning locations on Earth to share in the captivating images of human’s perseverance and survival. It is the story of us, told via striking visuals and accompanied by the distinct voice of celebrated Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, who will take Spanish speaking audiences on a remarkable odyssey,” said Bilai Joa Silar, Vice President and Channel Director, Discovery U.S. Hispanic.
In each series viewers will find individuals, communities and traditions including:
• The people of the high puna in Peru who take part in the Chiaraje, a ritual battle with its roots in Inca tradition, deemed necessary for a good harvest.
• The Matis of Brazil, whose hunting techniques utilize ornate blowpipes, some 3.5m long, decorated with turtle shells and capybara teeth.
The series also airs on Discovery Channel in Latin America that include Bogota, Brasilia, Buenos Aires and Mexico City.