Most Dangerous Ways To School, The (Series 2)
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They battle their way through dense jungles, row over a torrential river in a leaky dugout canoe, or ride through the snowy wilderness for hours. They follow a path through spectacular natural landscapes, sometimes not even wearing shoes, and in some cases it takes days before they reach their destination. Almost every adult still remembers their route to school off by heart and could even do it in their sleep. But how exciting would it have been if we had ridden our entire way to school through the snowy Taiga? Or if our school route had, for numerous days, led us through the jungle of Papua New Guinea?
The second season of this series accompanies schoolchildren in Ethiopia’s Danakil desert, where temperatures can rise up to 60 degrees Celsius and where fiery hot sand makes every step a feat. From there we travel to the Nicaraguan jungle, where children have to decide between crossing dangerous poisonous snakes or a torrential river. The series then heads on to the snow-covered expanses of the Mongolian Taiga, where schoolchildren risk their lives riding for hours through icy conditions. In Papua New Guinea we accompany the youngest members of the Kaluli tribe on their daily march through the jungle, where they must cross hundreds of rivers. Finally, the series takes us to the breath-taking landscape of the Mexican Sierra Madre Occidental, where the Rarámuri children must overcome steep paths, thousands of metres high up, to reach their school.
Like its predecessor, the second series of ‘The Most Dangerous Ways to School’ also dives deep into these various cultures. The series discovers people who still live in totally untouched surroundings, undiscovered by civilisation, who are at one with these landscapes. Biodiversity, extreme weather phenomena and geographical uniqueness characterise the landscapes and the lives of those who inhabit them. The series accompanies schoolchildren of these different regions, starting in their home environment, throughout their journey to school, and then at the different schools. Climbing, balancing, suffering, all for one goal: a better life.
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