In 2014, one of the last tribes that had had no contact with the outside world emerged from the Amazon rainforest. This documentary has exclusive access to the tribe and documents first contact with members of the previously isolated tribe called the Txapanawa on the bank of the Envira River in the village of Simpatia in Brazil. An anthropologist, Jose Carlos Meirelles goes deep into the Amazon to learn whether the emergence of a long-hidden tribe signals the end of humans living in total isolation.
Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious documentary yet. In this riveting documentary, Moore plays the role of the 'invader', visiting a host of nations including Italy, France, Germany and Tunisia to commandeer policies and ideas that will improve prospects in America. What he finds is that the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist in the world - they're just waiting to be captured.
Legendary skateboarder Rick McCrank goes on a journey exploring abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out. Abandoned pays tribute to these modern-day ruins, seemingly lost and forgotten, but not by everyone. In this episode, Rick is in north-eastern Ohio, the mecca of abandoned shopping malls. Rick visits these crumbling capitalist cathedrals to explore the aftermath with their most loyal customers.
Nick Cummins sets off on a road trip along the top of Australia, searching for the people and stories that make up the best of Far North Queensland.
Four days behind schedule and with increasingly angry camels, Ben and James try and pick up the pace, but disaster strikes and their friendship is pushed to the limit.
Beloved rugby player Nick Cummins travels Australia's open roads gathering stories from the people he meets along the way. More than just a stunning visual journey, this is the story of what it means to be an Australian.
James Cracknel and Ben Fogle trek deep into the Arabian Desert in the footsteps of explorer Wilfred Thesiger. With only four grumpy camels for company, they push themselves and their friendship to the limit.
Thomas Morton visits Alaska to meet America's last frontiersman, Heimo Korth and his wife, Edna. An accomplished hunter and trapper, Heimo braves endless winter where being mauled by a bear on your way to the outhouse is a legitimate concern.
The Easter Island is lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but it has stirred up quite a commotion. It's home to one of the most precious treasures of humanity: the famous stone statues called 'moai'. Who were the Rapa Nui people who created such a masterpiece? Where did these men and women come from? How did they disappear? From Easter Island to the Marquesas Islands, from Brussels to Los Angeles, three world-renowned archaeologists have investigated for more than 20 years, and what they discovered presents a whole new story.
An Australian first foray into the slow TV movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals, in real time, the stunning topographical vistas and dramatic palette changes from Adelaide to Darwin, while unpacking our Indigenous, multicultural and social history in the most surprising way. The train line and subsequent development of central Australia and the growth of Darwin, Alice Springs, and Port Augusta can be attributed to local Indigenous communities' knowledge of surviving the harsh desert, as well as early immigrants, including Europeans, Chinese and the Afghan cameleers the Ghan is named after.
Greig Pickhaver is on a mission to discover the secrets of some of Australia's most iconic cities. Travelling to Fremantle, Fitzroy and Bondi, Pickhaver uncovers the hidden history and unsung residents who've helped shape these places into the cities they are today. In the trendy, latte lover's paradise of Fitzroy, Victoria, Pickhaver learns how a former slum where many European migrants made their home evolved into one of Melbourne's most desirable suburbs. Fitzroy was a hub for activism and the centre of the new call for Aboriginal rights in the 1970s, and once welcomed an unlikely and unscheduled visitor: Muhammad Ali.
Aussie mates Gonzo, Nick and Parv continue to travel the USA, exploring the lesser seen side of American culture. This episode the guys get to know the residents of the 'world's biggest open-air mental asylum' in New Mexico's Taos Mesa before meeting Carlos - a man determined to live off the grid on the fringes of Albuquerque despite the almost daily threat of dangerous drug cartels.
The deadliest tornado to strike Joplin, Missouri, since 1950, rips up the city hospital and renders whole neighbourhoods unrecognisable. See the event through the eyes of those who lived through it.
Burning Man is a controversial arts festival in Nevada desert, that is notorious for dust, destruction, and debauchery. Needless to say, it's not your average place for a family vacation. That is until Bryant decides to rip his parents from their day to day office jobs and throw them into an adventure of a lifetime.
The teams' high hopes of getting on the road to cross back into Thailand are dashed as one by one the tuk tuks break down. Some teams pack their tuk tuks on the back of pick up trucks to get to the border while the more creative come up with solutions for their ailing vehicles. Tired and exhausted all of the teams finally make it to the border. Their only solace is that their Thai tuk tuk will hopefully be fixed properly once in Thailand the next day, it's at least enough hope to keep their spirits up.
The decision everyone knew was coming is finally made: it is impossible for the gang to reach the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan.
The road to Angkor Wat is the most epic and dangerous drive of the journey. Between them and the temples lie a river, 250 km dirt roads and no gas stations. Somewhere in the dust cloud Team Misfit breaks down and is left behind, which may be a blessing in disguise. The rest of the group moves forward not realising that driving in complete darkness may not be the best idea on Cambodia's most deadly road.
The journey seems worth it as the teams are reunited at the epic temples of Angkor Wat, one of the most beautiful locations in South East Asia. Sarah finds out Stef isn't the gentleman she thought he was. The group is too busy celebrating at Angkor What Bar to notice the relationship drama. Hangovers, hurt feelings and more tuk tuk problems emerge as they try to depart the next day. With only two days until the Full Moon Party everyone begins questioning whether they can actually make it.
The teams are getting used to being denied. As the producer attempts to solve the border-crossing dilemma, the group sets off to explore their temporary home. This includes swimming in one of the world's largest waterfalls, a few 'Eden haircuts' and naturally a few drinks. With the producer still not back, it's party time. Veronica's reappearance after days of separation is drawing some attention from the boys.
Despite the uncertainty, the teams finally cross into Cambodia. Everyone is excited to reach the temples of Angkor, but there are a few who are worried about driving on the dirt roads that lead to the way there. Thankfully the roads to their first stop are paved. In typical fashion the group breaks into their 'shock and awe' song and dance performance to a crowd of bewildered local bystanders. The celebration grinds to a halt when Graeme realises he's missing his wallet and passport. Will this be the end of the road for him?
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