Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 19, 2007–This December, Discovery en Español, the leading provider of high-quality, real-world Spanish-language programming takes viewers to the heart of Mexico, the cradle of ancient America’s most advanced civilization. DISCOVERY ATLAS: MÉXICO REVEALED captures the story of Mexico’s past and present illuminating a colorful and visual narrative of tradition, natural wonders, and the indomitable human spirit of the Mexican people. The documentary will premiere Sunday, December 2, at 9:00 PM ET/PT
DISCOVERY ATLAS: MÉXICO REVEALED combines state-of-the-art, high-definition cinematography with pivotal moments in the personal voyages of individuals who face challenges as diverse as the regions from which they’ve sprung.
The wonderful vistas and richly woven stories featured in this two-hour documentary were made possible by award winning producer, Robert Erickson and an intrepid group of filmmakers who wanted to offer audiences a fresh take on Mexico, often risking life and limb to bring this magnificent project to fruition.
DISCOVERY ATLAS: MÉXICO REVEALED explores some of Mexico’s most fascinating natural wonders, including The Naica Mine of Chihuahua and the Forests of Michoacán.
The Naica Mine of Chihuahua: The production team went deep under the earth’s surface to capture God’s magnificent sculpture. Entering the Naica mine meant unbearable temperatures of close to 120 degrees but the images are priceless.
Forests of Michoacán: The crew traveled through winding switchbacks into the towering forests of Michoacán to bring viewers face to face with the majesty and mystery of the monarch butterfly. These beautiful orange and black winged creatures journey (in the millions) thousands of miles to spend the winter months in a state of semi-hibernation until the warm spring winds of Mexico bring them back to life.
Beyond these unforgettable vistas, Mexico is perhaps best captured through the vividly told stories of its inspiring inhabitants. The interwoven stories in this riveting documentary are narrated by the well known voice of one of Mexico’s favorite sons and renowned journalist, Carlos Loret de Mola. The captivating stories include:
— How a handful of entrepreneurial women, determined to revitalize their rural community, are looking to reverse the immigration trend.
— Fascinating secrets of Mexican cuisine – Meet a diva/witch and an artist whose medium just happens to be food. What are “Polvos del Amor” (love powders) and how she uses the potent Toloache herb to inspire her patrons.
— What moves a brave twelve year-old girl (the first woman to challenge la Quebrada in Acapulco) to risk life and limb by jumping into an abyss from a 64 foot cliff.
Watch and Win:
During the premiere of DISCOVERY ATLAS: MÉXICO REVEALED, not only will Discovery en Español viewers walk away inspired, but one lucky audience member will win an unforgettable trip to Mexico.
This exciting VIP prize package includes business class airfare for four, courtesy of American Airlines; three night hotel accommodations and an historical VIP tour to some of the most memorable sites featured during DISCOVERY ATLAS: MÉXICO REVEALED. Watch and win sweepstakes entry rules and details will be revealed during the program on premiere night.
This production dedicated to Mexico forms part of the DISCOVERY ATLAS series, launched in 2006 and seen as one of Discovery Communications’ most ambitious global projects. DISCOVERY ATLAS brings incredible depth and scale to the most fascinating countries on the planet.
The 2007 Atlas journey of Discovery begins with DISCOVERY ATLAS: MÉXICO REVEALED on Sunday, December 2, at 9:00 pm ET/PT, and continues with a world premiere broadcast on Discovery en Español of two other amazing editions of Discovery Atlas in high definition:
DISCOVERY ATLAS: INDIA REVEALED – Sunday, December 9, 9:00 PM ET/PT
DISCOVERY ATLAS: SOUTH AFRICA REVEALED – Sunday, December 16 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
About Discovery en Español
The premiere Spanish-language network dedicated to offering the finest in quality programming in the areas of science & technology, world culture & history, nature & wildlife and real-life dramas. With original shows made specifically for U.S. Hispanics and the best programming from Latin America, Discovery en Español is entertainment that stimulates, informs and empowers, giving viewers a fascinating look at the incredible, varied and always surprising real world.