Maya Vision International’s crews cover the world. From the Amazon to Afghanistan, Mexico to Mongolia, Lesbos to Lebanon, entertaining, educating and inspiring global audiences for more than 30 years.
Our diverse range of documentaries bring history alive, celebrate great art and artists and explain a complex world for each new generation of viewers. Whether celebrating British history or the Story of China, investigating the shadowy origins of Islam or following modern pilgrims on the world’s most Sacred Journeys, Maya Vision International is an industry leader and winner of many of television’s top awards, many of which with the acclaimed historian and broadcaster, Michael Wood.
Collegial and committed to great storytelling, we work with the best crews and on-screen presenters from Britain and around the world. And while documenting past and present, we are proud of having nurtured young talent to successful careers through our short film production.
Maya Vision International produces across all media platforms, from broadcast television to theatrical to corporate and the web, and our programs are trusted and celebrated around the world.
BBC Two’s new landmark documentary series, The Story of China (6×60), written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world’s oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day.
Home to over a billion people, China is the new superpower, a country we all want to understand now, and Wood argues that to do so we have to look at its history. Travelling across the country he explores the landscapes, peoples, stories and cultures that have helped create China’s distinctive character and genius over more than four thousand years.
Journeying along the Silk Route, down the Grand Canal, and across the plain of the Yellow River, where Chinese civilisation began, Wood meets people from all walks of life, visiting China’s most evocative landscapes and exploring ancient cities like Xian, Nanjing and Hangzhou.
He’ll trace some of the great moments in Chinese history – from their extraordinary voyages of exploration before Columbus, to amazing scientific inventions before the European Renaissance: he’ll even show that the Chinese invented football!
A grand sweep narrative, full of big ideas and unexpected surprises, the series shows how the Chinese created their own distinctive vision of the world: a vision that is still alive in the 21st century and indeed, Wood argues, is the real motor behind the incredible and growing success of China today.