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다큐 인사이트 - 공사창립특집 KBS 대기획 23.5
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50min * 4eps



The 8 planets of the Solar System rotate and orbit around the Sun.

However, every planet has a different axial tilt.
The blessing begins with this small difference.


-What if it wasn’t for the 23.5 degree tilt of the earth’s axis?
If the earth was tilted by less than 23.5 degrees, the equator would become hotter as the North and South poles would become colder. Polar ice gradually expanding; greatly increasing the area of the Antarctic and Arctic.
Conversely, if the axis of rotation was greater than 23.5 degrees, the glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic would melt and freeze again every year, causing repeated flooding. The equator would be so cold it could be covered in glaciers and sea ice.

-Feel the Rhythm of the Earth!
The perfectly set tilt, neither too large nor small, gifts us with a miracle rhythm. In turn, the freezing Arctic and Antarctic, the equator’s hot winds conveying to all parts of the globe and deep cutting rivers, are where humans find their direction of civilization.
This series tackles the task of seeing, hearing and feeling the rhythm of the Earth, which was until now too big to be felt.
A marvelous gift, 23.5 degrees.
The rhythm it produces is the energy of life and the compass of civilization.


-EPISODE 01 [Silent Storm] : Where the tilt shows it’s dominance - Antarctica and Arctic
In November, the Antarctic - Land of Ice, which has been locked in the darkness for a long period of time, becomes a magical place. The sun, which has returned to Antarctica, melts huge glaciers and brings faraway life back to its former home. The short Antarctic spring is only five months long. Everything must be done before the harsh winter comes. The busiest habitant is the migratory Adelie penguin. In a short period of time, the nests must be prepared, it must be mated, chicks have to grow up and become independent. Their special know-how is needed to overcome the harsh nature and their violent enemies in order to complete their missions. Meet Antarctica's spring full of passion.
At the same time, winter arrives at the Arctic. When the sun backs down, darkness begins to swallow the earth. What remains visible, stops growing and starts spreading its invisible roots. Many things must be prepared to fight the season of death, winter. After having a meal of warm blood and fresh raw meat, the Nenets sleigh into the winter of the tundra. In the night sky the green aurora dances.

-EPISODE 02 [Lower and lower] : Waiting for the raindrops - dry season and rainy season
What fragrance does the earth have? Kannauj in India is famous for making perfumes the ancient way. Various perfumes are made here, the most special of which is the scent of earth, called mitti atar. When the dry season is at its peak and the brownish earth begins to crack, the skilled craftsmen begin to boil the kiln to capture the scent of the earth.
The Sudd, one of the largest wetlands in the world. The Sudd is the home to the Dinka tribe of South Sudan. Through its extreme ecological resilience the Sudd is able to expand up to four times its original size during the rainy season, which strongly changes the life of the Dinka. The Dinka’s cows with their extraordinarily massive horns go out in search of grass each morning, passing over the cracked ground. In need for food, the thirsty Dinka and their cows they are nourishing from, are eagerly waiting for the first drop of rain.
As the wind brings brush of rainy smell, the earth begins to change dramatically. Rain colors nature, creates life, and captures fragrance. On the day when the first rain drops fall on the dry land, everything changes.

-EPISODE 03 [The Invisible Hand] : 23.5 degrees connecting the whole world
Wearing carved wooden goggles, the Bajau are hunting fish with harpoons for a living. Called “Gypsy of the Sea,” they live around the sea, centering around Indonesia and only come to land for three reasons - to trade or make canoes, and to bury the corpses during funeral.
With knowledge of wind and tide, they crossed the Indian Ocean with over 8,000 km as early as 2,000 years ago. There is a secret kept inside their canoes, with which they arrive in in Africa, Madagascar. A secret telling the story of how such long migrations are possible.
There are guests visiting from far away in the Peruvian Ica desert. Humboldt Penguins. How did the penguins of Antarctica reach the desert near the equator? And why don’t they pass equator and enter the northern hemisphere? The deep sea holds this secret. Even today, the penguins, who are dressed in thick layers of fat, endure the heat and travel through the desert.

-EPISODE 04 [Deep breath] : The earth’s breath
The Himalayas, a region turning from the lowest to the highest place of the world. Nawang (20), nicknamed “Mumtta (rapid horse),” is busy herding Yak. Not suffering from the lack of oxygen, Nawang is running through the mountain ranges at a height of 5,000 meters above sea level. When it begins to snow the mountains freeze, leaving the village isolated for six months. One must hurry to get downwards before that. Deep inside the Himalayas, the breath of Nawang and his Yaks is being swallowed.
The Altiplano Plateau in the Andes is a land made by volcanoes. Within the alive and breathing volcanic region lies a salt lake, as red as flames.
Sneaking upon the flamingos with stone slings, the Chippaya try to catch flamingoes. The freezing and melting cycle of the Andes simultaneously breathes out breaths as cold as glaciers and fiery as volcanoes.


- Pre Production : 1 year (2017)
- Production : 2 years (2018~2019)
- Post Production : 6 months (2020)