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Walking the Americas

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

Levison and his old friend Alberto set out to trek through Central America, getting to know its fascinating places and people, from those struggling with gang warfare in cities to tribes in the jungle

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Episode 1: Episode #1.1

Summary

Levison Wood begins his journey in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where he and his guide Alberto explore the remains of Mayan civilisation. They then move into the jungles where Levison trained as a soldier.

Review

Having trekked the length of the Nile and across the Himalayas, former paratrooper Levison Wood embarks on a third epic hike: 1,800 miles in four months, from Mexico to Colombia, beginning on the sun-baked plains of the Yucatan peninsula where he dives for the skulls of Mayan human sacrifices.

Inevitably he strays into macho Bear Grylls territory, but it’s not the physical feat that makes Levison’s series compelling; it’s the conversations he casually strikes up along the way. Here he meets Belize fishermen who have just lost their boats in a hurricane and lunches with overfriendly locals in an area of Guatemala notorious for cocaine trafficking.

Details

Released on
2017-01-08
Languages
English | Spanish
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
SelfLevison Wood

Crew

rolename
DirectorJamie Berry
ComposerSam Hooper
ComposerDan Weinberg
EditorJay Taylor

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  • Summary

    Levison Wood begins his journey in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where he and his guide Alberto explore the remains of Mayan civilisation. They then move into the jungles where Levison trained as a soldier.

    Review

    Having trekked the length of the Nile and across the Himalayas, former paratrooper Levison Wood embarks on a third epic hike: 1,800 miles in four months, from Mexico to Colombia, beginning on the sun-baked plains of the Yucatan peninsula where he dives for the skulls of Mayan human sacrifices.

    Inevitably he strays into macho Bear Grylls territory, but it’s not the physical feat that makes Levison’s series compelling; it’s the conversations he casually strikes up along the way. Here he meets Belize fishermen who have just lost their boats in a hurricane and lunches with overfriendly locals in an area of Guatemala notorious for cocaine trafficking.

    Details

    Released on
    2017-01-08
    Languages
    English | Spanish
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    SelfLevison Wood

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJamie Berry
    ComposerSam Hooper
    ComposerDan Weinberg
    EditorJay Taylor
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