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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.

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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