In Asia: The Tectonic of Life and Death geologists take viewers down into the depths of the Asian continent to demonstrate how the Permian-Triassic crisis led to the Earth’s most severe extinction event, with up to 95 percent of all species disappearing from the planet. This was caused by the most powerful volcanic event of our planet’s geological history.
Audiences are then led on an expedition to Mount Kailash, a peak in the Gangdise Mountains of the Tibetan Himalayas, and the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia : The Indus and the Brahmaputra. The great features of the oldest lake on Planet Earth, the Baïkal, are rediscovered. With a depth of almost two kilometres, it holds an
astounding 20% of the planet’s fresh water.
Moreover, the most impressive collision of geological time will be revisited as the camera takes the audience on a staggering tour through the peaks of the Himalayas : Earth’s most ambitious construction project ever!
Partner(s) : Arte & Ideacom International
Broadcaster(s) : Arte
Director(s) : Christopher Hooke & Yanick Rose
Author(s) : Christopher Hooke & Yanick Rose
Year : 2012Duration : 43 minutes