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Masks (13x47 doc-reality series)

An adventure to the most mysterious and exotic ceremonies and cultural events of the planet. Its protagonists, masks that usually represent supernatural beings, ancestors, or spirits of ruthless warriors.

With no chance of ever seeing the faces of those who carry them, we unfold the stories of its characters and the worldview that gives meaning to these unique rituals.

With locations in the most distant parts of the world, MASKS presents to the global audiences plots that reveal passion, sense of community and a cultural richness.

Fundamental pieces of the rich mosaic of human knowledge.

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Writer Biography

Hernán Vilchez studied filmmaking in Argentina and Cuba. Since 2000 he has directed TV, commercials, video clips and documentaries in Latin America and Europe.

Specialized in filming indigenous peoples around the globe, he has produced the international content for the successful shows “World´strictest parents” (Sat1, Germany) and “Sweeping jobs” (SRF, Switzerland). He currently directs in the upcoming international TV series "The Roots of Faith" (History Channel) and "Living Religions" (Encuentro Channel), while writing and producing his own independent documentary projects.

In May 2014 he released his first documentary feature, "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians", that already won 12 awards in 10 international film festivals.

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