Amazon Prime film launch of the Race to the End of the Earth
Many have been there in the same place as Reza Pakravan. The city career becomes overwhelming and dark moods begin to take over. You find yourself on the treadmill of commuting, going to work, heading home, watching TV and repeating over and over.
Most people opt for a holiday or weekend away to help to deal with things, but Londoner Reza decided instead to cycle the length of the world.
With depression looming, he chose to break away from his comfortable life in London as a financial analyst and he and his friend Steve set off from the most northerly point on mainland Europe to cycle the 11,000 miles to the other end of the planet.
Their expedition became a race against the clock as they attempted to complete the trip in a world record time, but they were faced with challenges that even the most seasoned adventurer could never have predicted…
From fighting thieves in Egypt and being chased by bikers in Iran, to staring down the barrel of a militia’s gun and battling malaria from a hospital bed in Nairobi, Reza’s exploits are beyond any adventurer’s wildest dreams and darkest nightmares.
Just as testing as these tangible obstacles are the mental hurdles faced by Reza as part of the way through the trip, he and Steve discovered a differing view on the potential dangers of the notorious Black Widows operating in Dagestan.
Reza also has to battle with psychological demons when the record began to slide out of reach.
New release: Kapp to Cape: Never Look Back
Now the film, Kapp to Cape is launching on Amazon Prime, having already been aired on 14 networks around the world to high acclaim. It will be available as a four-part series.
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“The journey that Reza undertakes – both physically and mentally – is astonishing.” Ed Stafford, explorer
“Yet for every scrape with death, Reza has a myriad of unforgettable and life affirming experiences.” The Independent.
Reza is donating all his income from the series to the Crisis Homelessness Emergency Fund.
Who is Reza?
Reza Pakravan is an explorer, filmmaker and writer. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a recipient of the 2019 Explorer Award from the Scientific Exploration Society.
His documentaries, talks and books have taken audiences on his epic journeys to some of the most remote corners of the world. He has presented and produced prime time TV series, aired worldwide, on networks such as BBC, Channel 4, Fox CBC and Aljazeera.
He recently completed a journey to become the first person in modern history to travel the full length of Africa from West to East, via the Sahel region.
Reza’s constant thirst for adventure has earned him the Guinness World Record for crossing the Sahara Desert by bicycle.
Pushing his ultra-endurance limits further, he cycled length of the planet, 11,000 miles from north to south, in the record time of 102 days.
Much of Reza’s recent work has focused on the issues faced by remote, indigenous people. He is currently a featured contributor to The Outdoor Journal, Travel Africa Magazine and an honorary member of the Scientific Exploration Society.
Reza is also patron of the charity SEED Madagascar (www.madagascar.co.uk) and has received a prestigious Lloyd’s
Charity Award for his fundraising work for building schools in Madagascar.
To find out more about Reza visit www.rezapakravan.com.