A documentary series by François de Riberolles

Running Time: 4x52' & 1x52'

/ Format: HD/4K

/ Available versions: FR | EN

This series, in the form of a four-part "docu-epic", draws on the explanations of historians, philosophers, and great sailors, a collection of period archives, charts, and texts signed by Magellan and his contemporaries, but also spectacular aerial images filmed in the different locations that Magellan and his crew travelled through on their long voyage. Historical sequences punctuate the narrative and are recreated using modern and realistic drawings inspired by Portuguese azulejos. 

A documentary series by François de Riberolles
Produced by François Bertrand

A Camera lucida productions production
Co-produced by Arte France, Belgica Films, Minimal Films, Serena Productions
French broadcaster: Arte
International sales: CLPB Rights


Festival Lumexplore - Grand Prix 2023
Festival des Mémoires de la Mer - Jury's Special Mention (2023)

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Created 15 years ago by François Bertrand, Camera Lucida is an independent production company, offering a wide range of documentary films on various themes, from Science to Society, including Art, Nature and Music.