Nowhere else on Earth is the difference between the tranquillity & beauty of the physical world and the brutality & disorder of the people who live in it brought into such sharp contrast as it is in the former Soviet satellites that span the gap between Europe & Asia. Nagorno Karabagh. Ossetia. Abkhazia. Ingushetia. Chechnya. Dagestan. Who’d even heard of them before the 90s? Nowhere has the millennial thirst for independence combined with exploding nationalism to such deadly effect as it has in the new nations and ethnic enclaves of Caucasia. And right in the middle of them all lies Georgia. Today it’s a place trying to emerge from the iron grip of the Kremlin but once it was a land of mystery and dragons… This is where Prometheus was bound to his rock. Where Medea cast her spells. Where one of Noah’s sons set up house after the biblical flood. Where Jason went in search of the Golden Fleece.
David Adams follows in the footsteps of Jason and his Argonauts on a journey from the Black Sea to the Caspian in search of the truth behind the myth of the “Golden Fleece”.
If Marco Polo were alive today, where would he go? It takes courage to travel to the harshest places on Earth and come back with pictures so good they’re printed in 25 countries around the world. It takes vision to turn a passion for travel into a brilliant travel/adventure TV show, and that’s what David Adams has done with Journeys to the Ends of the Earth. David Adams has always been a man of action. A keen surfer he was also a ski instructor. As an adventure traveler his attitude has often been: “If there’s a established tourist trail – don’t take it!” Needless to say, his first documentary (on ski-adventure) was shot in Finland, Manchuria, Georgia and Kashmir! Neither has David been too concerned about personal safety; his film on mine-clearance in Afghanistan was titles Ten Million Mines. And so it is with Journeys to the Ends of the Earth. Over two years of production, David has led his team into the scorching sands of the Sahara, the ice wastes of Siberia and the swirling mists of the Andes. When first commissioned by the Discovery Network, this 13-part adventure travel series was the most expensive TV documentary series ever to have been produced in Australia.
Journeys to the Ends of the Earth is driven by the motto: “If Marco Polo were alive today, where would he go?” If he were alive and needed advice, he’d probably go straight to David Adams!