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FACTSTORY, AFP’s audiovisual production subsidiary, coproduces historical mini-series for Arte: Vasa, the Ghost Ship

The 2x52’ mini-series, available from 25 November on and broadcast on 2 December on Arte. It is a FACTSTORY/SEPPIA coproduction for Arte and the Swedish channel SVT with the participation of TVP and Histoire TV.

Vasa, The Ghost Ship follows an international team of scientists on the wreck of a Swedish galleon, now preserved in a museum in Stockholm.

The Swedish version of the film attracted over 630,000 prime time viewers, a record for a country of 10 million inhabitants, when it was broadcast at the end of September on public TV channel SVT1.

“Other feature documentaries are currently in production at FACTSTORY”, said Fabrice Fries, AFP CEO and president of the subsidiary, at a preview screening at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris. ‘‘It is an activity to which we are committed with the ambition of focusing on quality rather than quantity, covering themes like society, history, geopolitics and current affairs,” he added.

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