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Master of the Spirits

Long ago, Earth was dominated by supernatural beings: spirits who lived in the forest and in the ocean. To live in harmony with them, Man had to learn to respect nature and animals.

Today the Masters of the Spirits are the guardians of ancient beliefs uniting men and animals: by respecting these eternal legends, Man continues to live incredible adventures with animals, hoping to receive the spirit`s protection.

For its 13 extraordinary and true stories, the series entitled " The Master of the Spirits" has sought out civilizations who still believe in magic, and whose people continue to share remarkable experriences with animals, hoping to win the favor of the spirits.

From the mysterious fishermen of the Himalayan rivers to the last eagle tamers of the Kirgisthan mountains, this collection recounts the most beautiful legends fearturing exceptional relationships between Man and animals.

  • In search of the giant snake
  • The Fish of Gods
  • The world of the Punans
  • Hassan Baï'ake
  • Once upon a time, in the Sunderbans
  • Messenger of Gods
  • I Kwan, The Mnong child
  • Ta Peshala
  • The Vampire Fish
  • In the Shadow of Ganesh
  • Sunderbans, the honey or the tiger
  • Sacred Fishing in Entogo
  • The Friends of the N’Dorobos

Direction: Jérôme Ségur, Jean Queyrat, Jean-Michel Corillion, Vincent Gremillon, Benoît Ségur, Hubert Roy & Olivier Lelièvre

Production: ZED and La Cinquième for RAI 3 & Voyage

Languages: French, Arab, Brazilian Portuguese, Español, Japanese, Polish, English

awards & festivals

  • International Film Festival of Toulon (France)

    College Award & Special Public Award - The Vampire Fish

  • International Film Festival of Toulon (France)

    Planète Award - Sacred Fishing in Entogo

  • International Film Festival of Kathmandu (Nepal)

    Official Selection - The Fish of Gods

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