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MIPTV Picks ’16: The Lesser Caucasus

Located in the "no man's land" between Europe and the Orient is this mountainous landscape, home to nomads and cattle breeders who have staked their claim to the rugged terrain through perseverance and respect for the sovereignty of nature.
March 15, 2016


Partners: NDR Naturfilm/Doclights for NDR, WDR, Terra Mater, Channel 1 (Russia) and Altayfilm; distributed by ZDF Enterprises
Length: 1 x 50 minutes
Premiered: February 2016 (ARD)
Rights available: Worldwide outside Germany and Austria

Located in the “no man’s land” between Europe and the Orient is this mountainous landscape, home to nomads and cattle breeders who have staked their claim to the rugged terrain through perseverance and respect for the sovereignty of nature. With the foothills of its plateaus extending into three countries -Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia – and the peaks surrounded by Persian forests, the mountain ranges of Kurdistan and Anatolia and two giant bodies of water in the Caspian and Black Seas, the vistas shown in this rare glimpse of the region from an esteemed natural history production team are truly breathtaking.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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