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Beyond Survival with Les Stroud

Beyond Survival with Les Stroud

Photo Credit:  Laura Bombier/Discovery
  • Premiered: 
    August 27, 2010
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Adventure
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Plot Synopsis

Les Stroud travels to some of the most remote places on the planet to spend time with the last indigenous tribes while learning techniques, secrets and rituals rarely shown to outsiders. Stroud immerses himself in their lifestyle and culture to show how they've survived in the wild for thousands of years -- before they vanish forever. His destinations include: Sri Lanka, where he lives with the Vedda, alongside men once believed to be half-human/half-demon; Madagascar, where he learns the survival techniques of the Antanosy tribe, including spiritual practices and wild dog hunting skills; the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, where the San teach him to hunt with poison arrows and practice a legendary trance dance that allows them to communicate with the spirit world; Papua New Guinea, where the Hewa people let him witness a "comoutin" ceremony -- something no outsider has seen in 40 years; Indonesia, where he endures tattooing by spike and stick with the Mantawai.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Les Stroud Productions