Smithsonian Channel takes Clorofilia series from Argentina to Latin America

Smithsonian Channel Latin America announced the acquisition of Clorofilia, a new eight-part series that combines documentary and fiction storytelling into a production with ecology as the focal point. The program, which currently airs only in Argentina through Canal Encuentro, will be watched throughout Latin America on Smithsonian Channel in November. This launch also means the beginning of a co production partnership between Smithsonian Channel, Canal Encuentro, Cont.Ar and TV producer Planta Alta.

Filmed in several locations throughout Argentina, Clorofilia shows images of the country’s ecosystem and us starred by Brazilian-Argentine actress Ailín Salas.

‘We are delighted to be starting our first partnership with the extraordinary talented Argentinian film community and with Canal Encuentro. Clorofilia is a wonderfully creative series. Ailin Salas has a mesmerizing presence and the filmmakers bring a truly imaginative cinematic approach to documentary, drawing upon the style and storytelling of the movies, ranging from film noire to thriller to romantic comedy’, said David Royle, Executive Vice President & Chief Programming Officer at Smithsonian Networks. It is more important than ever to tell the story of diversity and conservation of our natural resources in a way that is engaging and inspiring and that’s what Clorofilia achieves. We are thrilled at the storytelling possibilities we will explore with Canal Encuentro’, he added.

Each of the eight 30-min episodes is a different story and a new journey through the natural settings of Argentina that will reveal the survival strategies of different species and their profound effect on the planet’s well-being. Clorifilia is produced by Canal Encuentro, the Cont.ar platform and Planta Alta, directed by Andrés Sehinkman, and written by Jonathan Barg.