Many people have a deeply spiritual connection with high places, be they European mountain climbers, yak herders or descendants of the Inca. But these are also tough places where you have to fight for survival.
The fourth episode of Going Bush is the powerful climax of Catherine and Deborah's four thousand kilometre life-changing journey across the top of Australia. Crossing into Arnhem Land, the biggest Aboriginal reserve in the country, the girls hit the high notes with indigenous rock band Narbelek, discover an isolated community weaving its way to economic success, and sweat out the dust and grime of weeks on the road in the ultimate bush sauna.
In tonight's episode Cathy and Luke hunt down sand frogs that drink their own urine and start a fire with nothing but a bit of old wood and some combustible roo poo. Luke puts his new-found confidence to the test on the dance floor and Cathy tries some tongue-twisting rap with the kidz in the hood in Tennant Creek.
Life on the plains and grasslands of the world is about movement, freedom and livestock. The Nyangatom of southern Ethiopia have fought and won a rangeland for themselves, but they and their herds of cattle and goats are totally reliant on gigantic wells. At the height of the dry season a huge collective well is dug down on the dry bed of the Kibish River. These hand dug wells can be 30m wide and 30m deep and are designed as pits as the sand walls are prone to collapse. Dozens of people are killed by collapsing wells each year.
Part of NITV's environment focus, this feature length documentary goes back to twenty years ago, where the Kogi of Columbia reached out to caution the world about environmental damage to the earth. Now, two decades later they reach out again to ask why their warnings have gone unheard.
Narrated by John Hurt and following in the footsteps of Planet Earth and Life, this epic eight part blockbuster is a breathtaking celebration of the amazing, complex, profound and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature. Each week the series focuses on a particular habitat and reveals how its people have created astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity. In episode one, Arctic, the temperature is sixty degrees below zero. It is the harshest environment on Earth, yet four million people manage to survive in the Arctic. This film follows a year in the human freezer.