“Échappées Belles” in the TV program for Saturday, December 16, 2023 – Ismail Khalife will meet you on Saturday, December 16 at 9:05 pm on France 5 with a new escape like never before. The host will fulfill one of his childhood dreams: discovering New Zealand, a small lost archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
New Zealand (Aotearoa in Maori), a country located at the end of the world, is famous for its stunning landscapes, which are the dream of every movie buff. Because a trip to New Zealand means crossing wild nature and a range of stunning and diverse sites. A dazzling change of scenery for the eyes and soul. Some will find a bit of Iceland, Norway, Chile or even Argentina there, given its beaches, steep mountains, endless grassland glaciers and thermal springs.
New Zealand has two main opposing islands. To the north, the northern island, Fumanti Island, with its cluster of volcanoes and subtropical forests, and the slightly larger southern island, Jade Island, with its spine of snow-capped hills, are called the New Zealand Alps. Both islands are home to a rich and unique endemic flora and fauna. Like the famous kiwi, a shy, nocturnal bird, the emblem of New Zealand. It also gave its name to its inhabitants; “Kiwis” are often defined as being close to nature and passionate about the outdoors like the island’s first inhabitants, the Maoris. Maori culture is an integral part of Aotearoa (“Land of the Long White Cloud”). Legend has it that the first Maori to arrive by canoe from Polynesia had the first image of New Zealand in the form of a long white cloud surrounding the island. Maori now represent 15% of the population. The language and many principles of Maori culture are taught at the school. They also share a great respect for the nature around them.
Ismail Khalifa will set out to discover this country where nature is sacred. Crossing the paths and roads of the North Island, Ishmael will encounter Kiwis (both native and adopted) on his way who all share this desire to protect their extraordinary environment.
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This new issue will be followed by a rebroadcast entitled “Burgundy Gives the Rhythm”.
Look for “Échappées Belles” every Saturday starting at 9.05pm on France 5 and in replay on the platform. france.tv and its mobile application.
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