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NGCI to lift the lid on “Incredibly Small World”

The Dragonfly Film and Television-produced series profiles people living with dwarfism in countries around the world, and will debut on National Geographic Channels International later in the year.
June 20, 2013

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has greenlit Incredibly Small World (eight x 60-minutes), from British prodco Dragonfly Film and Television.

The series profiles people living with dwarfism in countries such as China, Colombia, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the Philippines and the United States.

Each episode is told from the point of view of the little people featured, including a Ugandan man who travels the country to meet other little people for the first time, Colombians earning a living in bull fighting, and North American men who overcome dwarfism topursue careers in wrestling, fishing, farming, fire fighting and medicine.

Incredibly Small World shares the powerful journeys of individuals who are pushing to overcome adversity in remarkable ways, and gives a surprising insight into people and communities who are dealing with the pressures put on them by their societies, and are finding success, fulfillment and sometimes fame,” said Hamish Mykura, NGCI’s executive VP and head of international content, in a statement.

Incredibly Small World is exec produced by Dragonfly’s head of factual entertainment Tamara Abood and managing director Simon Dickson. It will begin airing internationally later this year.

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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