|Magic Journey to Africa 3D, the movie for IMAX Large Format, regular theatres and television, has already been distributed to more than 40 countries across the globe. This is an extraordinary achievement for an independent production aimed at a children and family audience.
Filmed in the stunning landscapes of the desert and the savanna of Namibia and South Africa, the film Magic Journey to Africa, has a high educational value and has been specially recommended for children by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.
Produced and directed by Jordi Llompart, the author amongst others of the internationally awarded documentary Mystery of the Nile, the film Magic Journey to Africa tells the story of a girl who is able to travel to Africa through her dreams guided by the empathy that she feels for a Bushman boy that she meets in the streets of Barcelona. In the trip, the girl will get in touch with the wilderness of the desert and the savanna, with the animals and with the African people and their legends.
Following the premiere in Spain in May 2010 with a fantastic media impact, Magic Journey to Africa has been sold in its various formats and versions 3D and 2D (Large Format 15/70mm, 35mm, Digital Cinema and TV) to more than 40 countries around the world, such as Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Spain Korea, Poland, Italy, Lebanon, Iran, Indonesia, Turkey, Portugal, etc, having a profound impact for its educational and humanistic content, the beauty of the images and the strength of the stereoscopy, things that transform it into a unique and special movie.
Magic Journey to Africa will open the XVth edition of the European Observatory of the Children’s Television OETI next 14th of November, and also the children’s cinema event at the International Festival of Latin American Cinema that will take place in La Habana, in Cuba, in December.
Magic Journey to Africa is a production by Orbita Max, an audiovisual production company specializing in documentary filmmaking and based in Barcelona. The company is directed by award-winning Spanish journalist and filmmaker Jordi Llompart, who has produced and directed such high-quality series as The Vanishing Past, about the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage, and many innovative audiovisual formats and contents.
Orbita Max has created and produced many other acclaimed documentaries such as Nomads of the Human Condition, a series that explores the human aspect of globalization, Asha, Daughter of the Ganges based on a Spanish bestseller, Walter Lives about the world’s water crisis and The Nomad Experience, an emotional approach to the human values travelling around the world. Orbita Max also produces giant screen documentaries in the IMAX theatre format, playing a pioneering role in Spain by producing Mystery of the Nile, the first giant-screen Spanish production in history, and its recently released Magic Journey to Africa 3D, one of the first 3D fiction movies ever made for all screen formats including large-format theatres, theatrical cinemas and television.