Canal+ to Broadcast 3D Documentary Maskay the Lost World Adventurers

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Tue, 11/29/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

The 90-minute documentary Maskay the Lost World Adventurers will be broadcast on Canal+ in 3D on December 14. The film tells the story of the young explorer Evrard Wendenbaum when he realized his dream and joined an international team of researchers to the rocky trails of Maskay an almost unknown region southeast of Madagascar which is now threatened by unregulated deforestation. The expedition was carried out in the heart of Madagascar and in addition to the film is the subject of a book and an exhibition at the Cité of Sciences and Industry in Paris in collaboration with Naturevolution the Cité of Science and Industry. The project was supervised by Gédéon Programmes and directed by Pierre Stine. Binocle 3D developed equipment specifically for the effort and sent four stereographers on the expedition. The production last two months. The team of 80 researchers and filmmakers had to cope with close to 90 percent humidity heat spiking up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit and torrential rains to study one of the last havens of biodiversity. On December 15 the film will be available on Blu-Ray 3D and 2D DVD and the book Maskay the Discovery of the Last Eden published by Editions de La Martinière and Canal + will be available in bookstores. The crew included Stine producer Stéphane Millière for Gédéon Programmes executive producer Laurent Baujard. The film was produced by Nexus Factory Binocle 3D 3D NetCo and Naturevolution with participation by Canal +. The DVD and Blu - Ray were edited by Studiocanal.