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MIPCOM Picks 2011: Wild Orphans

Olivia Mokiejewski, French television presenter, journalist and ambassador for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, hosts this four-part series, in which she showcases the baby orphans of endangered species.
September 26, 2011

WILD ORPHANS

Partners: One Planet with France Télévisions, Planète, TV5Québec Canada, HD Suisse, and support from IFAW, WWF and IUCN France; distributed by ZED

Length: 4 x 52 minutes

Premiered: February 2011 (France 2)

Rights available: Worldwide

Olivia Mokiejewski, French television presenter, journalist and ambassador for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, hosts this four-part series, in which she showcases the baby orphans of endangered species. She also investigates the root causes behind the endangerment of the species, ranging from deforestation and poaching, to climate change. Animal stars in the series include cheetahs in Namibia, and Tota, the Amazonian monkey.

Spectacular cinematography, engrossing stories and a compassionate host make for solid family viewing, or a good four hours of television for the conservationist and wildlife buff.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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