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KBS to air ‘23.5’ documentary series




KBS will air a special documentary series titled “23.5” next month in line with the public broadcaster’s 47th anniversary.

Made up of four parts, the title “23.5” refers to the number of degrees that the Earth is tilted. The documentary takes a look at the number, which allowed nature and civilization to blossom on Earth.

The first part focuses on the Antarctic’s Adelie penguin and an ethnic group called the Nenets. The second part is about how humans and animals withstand dry spells in India and the Republic of South Sudan. The third part moves to Indonesia to explore the ethnic group Bajau and Humboldt penguins who traveled across the Ica desert from Antarctica. Last but not least, the fourth part tells the story of people’s lives in the Himalaya and Andes Mountains.

According to KBS, the series took three years to produce, cost 1.6 billion won ($1.3 million) and was filmed in 15 countries.

The series will begin airing on March 3 at 10 p.m. and will continue every Thursday evening for the following three weeks.


By Lee Jae-lim
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