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Mip TV Picks 2008: The Grand Road Of The Incas

To truly understand history, it has to be more than just a mention on a page or the suggestion left by a woodcut or cave painting. It has to be lived. Megan Son and Laurent Granier are looking to do exactly that with the history of the Incas.
April 2, 2008


To truly understand history, it has to be more than just a mention on a page or the suggestion left by a woodcut or cave painting. It has to be lived. Megan Son and Laurent Granier are looking to do exactly that with the history of the Incas.

The American-French couple have set out on an 18-month, 6,000-kilometer trek across six countries to follow the legendary route of the Incas, the Qhapaq Ñan. The pair will follow the Cordillera of the Andes from North to South with cameras in hand to record the treacherous route, relying on no more support than can be found in the local Andean communities. This series is the very definition of ‘living history.’ Partners: Gedeon Programmes (Paris), with France 5 and Voyages (France)
Wrapping: July
Length: 4 x 26 minutes
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding France

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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