Paris-based productor and distributor ZED will handle worldwide distribution of "Lina’s World" (french title: "Les Voyages d’Ismaël"), an original 2D animated series that explores with a bit of humour, the origins of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism through three characters, Ismaël, Lina and Némo.
"We are incredibly enthusiastic about presenting this show worldwide and we see 'Lina’s World' as a stand out series that promotes awareness of the common history of peoples and the importance of living together," says Chloé Persyn-Preljocaj, Head of Sales and Distribution at ZED. "We are convinced that our broadcasters' clients around the world will embrace its humorous, kid-friendly tone."
Co-produced by Les Batelières Productions, Foliascope Studios and Cinemon Entertainment for France Télévisions Éducation, this educational series questions the stereotypes linked to religion and brings reflection on its place in today’s society.
Created by Ismaël Saidi ("Djihad", "In the end what is really in the Koran?"), directed by Hanan Kaminski and illustrated by François-Marc Baillet, "Lina’s World" is the first animation distributed by ZED, a specialist in documentary programming.
Composed of 10 episodes of 3’30’’, the series targets a wide audience, especially kids (10-15 years old). The first episode will allow the viewers to discover the various streams within the three religions, along with their similarities and shared hopes.
The 9 other episodes will be divided into three cycles of 3 episodes, and will explore the place of women in these different religions, interreligious relationships, and the question of violence within these religions. The first season is slated for delivery in December 2020 and a first trailer is now available.
We are convinced that our broadcasters' clients around the world will embrace its humorous, kid-friendly tone” Chloé Persyn-Preljocaj Head of Sales and Distribution at ZED