Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Belize Featured in History Channel Documentary

The Belize Film Commission and NICH are excited to announce the premiere of “Gates of Hell” on the History Channel (Channel 71 on Coral Cable Vision), Tuesday, August 17, at 8 p.m. According to Courtney Engelstein, Development Producer of Red Marble Media, “The show looks fantastic, and the segment in Belize is beautiful, compelling, and creepy. Thank you so much for your help in pulling that shoot together. History Channel has just begun airing promos, which we are very happy with as well.”

Red Marble Media filmed in Belize earlier this year for a commissioned two-hour History Channel special originally called "Portals to the Underworld." The documentary charts historical thoughts and beliefs about the afterlife from the ancient Maya to modern Christianity. Producers traveled to places that were once believed to be sacred portals to spiritual realms of which Belize was one and used interviews with experts and artistic depictions of the Underworld from throughout the ages for the project.

“For our 2-hour History event "Gates of Hell," we traveled to Belize, Nicaragua, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, and across the US,” posted Red Marble Media on their Facebook Page. Dr. Jaime Awe was filmed at the Xibalba cave – “Place of Fear” and will be featured in the documentary.

Don’t for get to check out the two-hour special of"Gates of Hell" on History Channel on Tuesday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m., and discover actual portals into the Underworld. Caves, volcanoes, lakes of fire...all were believed by the ancients to be gateways into Hell itself.

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