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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Black Mamba: Kiss of Death”

This special takes a close look at this fascinating yet fearsome creature, through incredible footage, scintillating science and CGI, and terrifying testimonies.
September 1, 2013

Partners: Earth Touch for Smithsonian Networks

Length: 1 x 46 minutes, 1 x 50 minutes

Airing: January 2014 (Smithsonian Networks, U.S.)

Rights available: All media, worldwide and in perpetuity

When it comes to dangerous critters, they don’t come much nastier than the black mamba. The African snake is not only the longest venomous snake in the region; it’s also the fastest. Its bite, unless countered with immediate antivenom therapy, is almost always fatal – indeed, a single bite can contain enough poison within its venom to kill several humans. This special takes a close look at this fascinating yet fearsome creature, through incredible footage, scintillating science and CGI, and terrifying testimonies.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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