Smithsonian Channel Latin America Acquires Clorofilia


Smithsonian Channel Latin America has acquired Clorofilia, a new eight-part ecology series that combines documentary and fiction storytelling.

The program, which currently airs only in Argentina through the public television network Canal Encuentro, will be seen across Latin America on Smithsonian Channel in November. This launch also marks the start of a co-production partnership between Smithsonian Channel, Canal Encuentro and

Filmed in locations throughout Argentina, Clorofilia showcases images of the country’s ecosystem. The program stars Brazilian-Argentine actress Ailín Salas.

Each of the eight 30-minute episodes is a different story and a new journey through the natural settings of Argentina that will reveal the survival strategies of different species and their profound effect on the planet’s well-being. The program leads viewers to discover the incredible world of plants and the complexity and diversity of Argentinian flora, with amazing stories that will show their past, present and future role in our society.

Clorofilia is a production of Canal Encuentro, and Planta Alta, directed by Andrés Sehinkman and written by Jonathan Barg. The program, which features a musical score by Paloma del Cerro, was nominated for the Japan Prize 2019.

“We are delighted to be starting our first partnership with the extraordinarily talented Argentinian film community and with Canal Encuentro,” said David Royle, executive VP and chief programming officer at Smithsonian Networks. “Clorofilia is a wonderfully creative series. Ailín Salas has a mesmerizing presence and the filmmakers bring a truly imaginative cinematic approach to documentary, drawing upon the style and storytelling of the movies, ranging from film noir to thriller to romantic comedy.”

He continued, “This is a critical time for our planet, with thousands of acres of forests being lost to natural disasters and man-made factors across the world; so, it is more important than ever to tell the story of diversity and conservation of our natural resources in a way that is engaging and inspiring and that’s what Clorofilia achieves. We are thrilled at the storytelling possibilities we will explore with Canal Encuentro.”