Welsh broadcaster S4C and Irish net TG4 have teamed with South Korea’s JTV on a project that will look at communities and countries split by walls.
The trio have joined forces for The Wall, a six-part series that examines how boundaries and barriers shape and influence lives, starting with President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexican wall and the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the most militarized place on earth.
Produced by Welsh-based Rondo Media, the series will be shot in 4K and unveiled at MIP TV in April 2018. It will be distributed worldwide by Cineflix Rights.
The project is the latest in a string of projects between Korean and European nets. Since 2014, Welsh pubcaster S4C has worked with South Korea on 16 documentaries, attracting £420,000 (US$563,010) in copro funds from the Korean Creative Agency.
These projects include the story of award-winning Vietnam war photographer Philip Jones Griffith, and the RTS-shortlisted Tears of Blood.
In January 2015 then UK department for digital, culture, media and sport secretary of state John Whittingdale inked a memorandum of understanding on the creative industries with Kim Jong-deok, from the Korean ministry of culture, sport and tourism.