I received a nice request via the contact us form, and I'm going to post it here:
At the BBC we are currently planning the second series of Last Man
Standing - a series about tribal sports. We are in the preliminary
stages of production and currently looking for athletic, western
adventurers to send to the most remote corners of the globe to live
with indigenous peoples, train with them, and take part in their
ancient sporting festivals.
We wondered if it would be possible to post our press release on
your website or forward to your members/organisation?
I have pasted the press release below with a brief synopsis of the
programme below for further information. If you have any further
questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Last Man Standing is a new BBC / Discovery Series in which a group
of 6 western athletes pit their skills against each other and tribal
champions in a series of extraordinary sporting challenges. The
first series of Last Man Standing will be broadcast in mid-2007,
and a second series is already being prepared. Thats where you
could come in. Do you:
Have a passion for sport and competition?
A thirst to explore some of the most remote places on the
A desire to live with traditional tribes, and to learn from them?
If youre answering yes and can be free to go on a series of
adventures from September / October 2007 for 24 weeks of the
next 52 please get in touch with us at:-
E-mail to: LastManStandingCasting@gmail.com
LAST MAN STANDING SERIES SYNOPSIS
BBC Television Documentary Unit
Sporting activities have been part of human life for millennia. This
ground breaking BBC series is a celebration of traditional sports. It
will explore the incredible cultural richness of indigenous sporting
events and festivals around the world.
Last Man Standing will look at the indigenous sports of eight very
different communities, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Africa
to Asia, to uncover some of the toughest events on the planet, and
provide an insight into the ancient history and culture of some of
the worlds most remote areas and the people who live there.
To really learn about each particular sport, six athletes from the UK
and USA will spend a week immersed in the sport and culture. The
athletes will eat and sleep with the community and live as they do.
They will train with them and learn rare insights into the sport and
the way of life. At the end of the week, they will take part in the
activity and play by local rules.
The series will explore the cultural and religious significance of
each sport with sensitivity and respect. With the help of local
guides and mentors, the athletes will also learn about the history
and relevance of each sport.
It will, through showing features and emotions common to people
the world over, promote understanding and respect for different
ways of life. These sporting events, although firmly rooted in each
specific culture, will also highlight how much very different peoples
of the world have in common.
This landmark series will show some of the most unusual, colourful
sporting events in a variety of countries, and will provide an
entertaining and fresh insight into some of the richest cultures in
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