NatGeo’s America’s National Parks | Anwar Mamon Interview

America's National Parks with Anwar Mamon

America’s National Parks with Anwar Mamon

Documentarian and executive producer Anwar Mamon fell in love with the United States through its national parks. In the project with National Geographic, he worked with several teams to highlight some of the best wilderness adventure sites in America’s National Parks.

The five-part series is narrated by country music singer Garth Brooks.

Here is the full synopsis of the series:

National Geographic takes viewers on an extraordinary venture across world-famous and lesser-known national parks to reveal the diversity and wonder of this beautiful country, from the lush valley floors of Yosemite to the constantly erupting volcanoes of Hawai’i. Narrated and executive produced by Garth Brooks, America’s National Parks showcases the breathtaking landscape and extraordinary wildlife in parks full of rich surprises and wonder. The award-winning creative team behind iconic natural history films and series like Disneynature’s Earth and Elephant Edan, as well as BBC’s Planet Earth and Frozen Planet, brings you the inspiring series shot using cutting-edge technology, including long-lens cinematography, remote camera traps, and the latest high-resolution drone technology. The series captures not only stunning landscapes and frozen moments in time but intimate glimpses into the lives of charismatic and intriguing animals that inhabit these parks.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with executive producer and documentarian Anwar Mamon. We discussed the choices of which national parks to be included in the series, the surprises, and the filming techniques to bring these national parks to life on film.

Anwar Mamon is an executive producer with over twenty years of experience in television production and worked recently at BBC Studios’ The Natural History nit. He filmed in some of the most remote locations on the planet, including the Canadian High Arctic, the jungles of Burma, the dense forests of Russia, and the deserts in Namibia. His credits included Story of Cats for PBS, Grizzly Bear Cubs & Me for BBC, Primal Survivor for National Geographic, and Life at the Waterhole for BBC and PBS.

America’s National Parks premieres on Monday, August 29, 9/8c on National Geographic over five consecutive nights. All episodes stream on August 31 only on Disney+.

Watch the exclusive interview with Anwar Mamon below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, National Geographic

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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