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MIPTV Picks 2014: Your Inner Fish

Through Your Inner Fish, you’'ll find out how we owe our skin and hair to a shrew-like mammal that lived some 165 million years ago, how our hands and fish fins are similar, and other evolutionary illuminations.
March 21, 2014


Partners: Tangled Bank Studios and Windfall Films for PBS; distributed by Off the Fence
Length/volume: 3 x 60 minutes
Airing: 2014
Rights available: World excl. U.S. & Canada, France, UK, Sweden; Pay TV for Scandinavia & Eastern Europe
In his book of the same name, author and paleontologist Neil Shubin posits that the human body as we know it today is the result of 3.5 million years of evolution, and that many of our characteristics can be traced to some rather surprising origins. Now, in a three-part series for PBS, Shubin brings his theories to life. Through Your Inner Fish, you’ll find out how we owe our skin and hair to a shrew-like mammal that lived some 165 million years ago, how our hands and fish fins are similar, and other evolutionary illuminations.

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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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