Monday, January 30, 2012

National Geographic Channel working on its own one-hour TV special on Italy's Costa Concordia shipping disaster.

Following in the footsteps of The Discovery Channel (DStv 121) that's commissioned and is working on a fast turnaround documentary on the Costa Concordia ship sinking disaster off the coast of Italy, is the National National Geographic Channel (DStv 260) now working on it's own Costa Concordia TV special the TV channel will show in South Africa very soon.

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has partnered with the Italian production house DOCLAB to produce a one-hour TV special on the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Isola del Giglio.

The National Geographic Channel special will piece together survivors' testimony along with footage taken during the ship's evacuation. The documentary will describe the collective tragedy through words and images captured on cameras and mobile phones during the journey and in the dramatic hours as the ship went down.

Footage and commentary from passengers and rescuers will be used to give a firsthand perspective and insight into what exactly went wrong.