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China’s Wild Empire

Dense and mysterious forests, vertical mountains, sweeping deserts and thriving wetlands… While Central Asia is densely populated, it’s also one of the most vast - and last - unexplored wilderness regions on Earth. Its distinctly sublime landscapes boast the highest biodiversity of anywhere outside the tropics.


Our insider, exclusive access - along with our global perspective - propels viewers into Asia’s magnificent bounty of rare, charismatic wildlife through intimately told stories about unique animals. Following the superb and unprecedented approach of The Frozen Kingdom of the Snow Leopard we embark with three more iconic animals as their true dramas unfold before our eyes. And, for the first time, an international crew is on the ground to capture behavior in previously unseen locations in China.

  • Episode 1: Golden Monkeys: Braving the Impossible
  • Episode 2: Tibetan Antelope: The Mysterious Migration
  • Episode 3: Asian Elephants: Kingdom of Giants

Direction: Manuel Catteau, Patrick Morris, Floran Sax, Alexis Barbier-Bouvet & Pascal Cardeilhac

Production: ZED, China Media Group, ARTE & National Geographic

awards & festivals

  • Gran Paradiso Film Festival

    Fondazione Orestiadi di Gibellina Prize

  • New York Wild Film Festival 2023

    Best Wildlife film

  • Green Screen 2022

    Best Cinematography & Best Story

  • International Nature Namur Festival


  • Wildlife Conservation Film Festival


  • Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam

    Official selection

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