Program 1: South Africa
South Africa is full of exotic wildlife, expansive landscapes and cultural treasures. It is perhaps the most ethnically diverse African nation;with a variety of indigenous tribes as well as strong Caucasian, Indian and racially mixed communities. South Africa’s history is filled with conflict and it is only a few years removed from the institutionalized oppression of the majority of its people under the apartheid system. But there are great changes taking place and the nation is bursting with hope and promise. Damon ventures across this dangerous, yet beautiful country, exploring its many contrasts. From the bustle of Capetown to the wilderness of the desert. From the quaint and friendly villages to the luxurious tourists resorts. He connects to its natural landscape, embarking on safaris, riding elephants and bonding with giraffes. He listens to its people, speaking to Bushmen about their faith, to villagers about life and death and to young citizens about their love for their homeland their hope for a better tomorrow.
Program 2: Taiwan
Taiwan is a dynamic island in the South China Sea known for its unique ties to Chinese culture and customs. But Taiwan is very diverse, with over 13 native tribes and cultural influences as varied as Dutch, Spanish and Japanese. Taiwan’s history has left a unique imprint and created a very special island. Damon treks across Taiwan, from the bustling metropolis of Taipei to the rural areas in the East, spending time among the people and connecting with the cultural character of the country. He walks the landscapes and visits the communities, stopping to dance, meditate and practice yoga with everyone from businessmen to Buddhists. He finds himself welcomed in a land that takes great pride in their culture and a people who t reassure their spirituality, honor their past and ware working towards an enlightened future.