Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life
Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life is a three-part BBC documentary series hosted by Eliud Gabriel Porras, revealing Mexico's astonishing wildlife, landscape and culture. The series explores Mexico's great mountain ranges, over 2,000 miles long, the Sierra Madre; tropical forests of the Yucatan, where jaguars, monkeys and vibrant tropical birds now make their home; and scorching deserts - the country's driest region, dominated by two great deserts - the Sonoran and Chihuahuan.
Episode 1 - Mountain Worlds
Mexico is a vast country, over 2,000 miles long, dominated by a great chain of mountains - the Sierra Madre. Journey down this rocky spine and discover an amazing diversity of life, from black bears and orchid bees to resplendent quetzals and millions of monarch butterflies.
Episode 2 - Forests of the Maya
The ancient temples of the Maya still tower over the forests of the Yucatan, where jaguars, monkeys and vibrant tropical birds now make their home. It is a forest full of secrets, with a vast watery underworld that is still being explored and which holds the key to how animals and people survive the dry season.
Episode 3 - Burning North
Northern Mexico is the country's driest region, dominated by two great deserts - the Sonoran and Chihuahuan. And as you travel west, the conditions get hotter, drier and more challenging. This film unravels the forces that have created this arid world.
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