NGC Intl commissions ITN Factual for terrorism mini-series

MUMBAI: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has commissioned a three-hour mini-series with UK documentary producer ITN Factual. The series, titled Reign of Terror, examines the complex nature of modern terrorism and marks the first collaboration between NGCI and ITN Factual

NGCI executive VP content Sydney Suissa says, "Unquestionably, global terrorism is the most important story of our times. What we want to do in this series is chart that evolution, connect the dots globally, and make sense for our viewers of what are senseless acts".

Based on recent events, and using ITN's journalistic pedigree, the series will also explore the policies and strategies being developed to combat global terror in the 21st century.

ITN Factual head Phillip Dampier comments, "In Reign of Terror, ITN Factual has drawn on its journalistic expertise to explore the world of global terrorism down to its most personal and forensic levels. The narrative of each episode focuses on individual acts of terrorism and tells the story from the perspective of people on the inside. It is a very contemporary take on this global phenomena that affects us and the technology and psychology that drives it. The challenge for this series was complement to cutting edge content with a visual style and storytelling technique to match."

Reign of Terror will air next year. It will be distributed by National Geographic Television International at the television event Mipcom next month.


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