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Focused on Tribes and Environmental issues, our 10*30 mins, Runningman adventure series for the Discovery received the highest ratings during its 310 airings across Europe. The series set a new tone for presenter lead investigative journeys and tribal encounters, one emulated by many since. The shows charted the course of a 3 month interactive expedition exploring a little known  Amazon region, its tribes and the issues unfolding throughout the area.


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Note from the Producer:

Explorer….! Its a strangle title in a world where everyone has Google Earth, but valid in some senses as my journeys have never been about ‘discovering’ new lands , rather they have focused on understanding the forces affecting those we  already know. Back in 2000 my passion for stories and a want to see the wider world drove me by default to become  a presenter/ producer for the Discovery Channel…  I was called ‘Runningman’: an explorer so they said,  one with a progressive approach to communicating discovery and pushing the boundaries. One of my biggest honors came with  nomination by the Royal Geographical Society inviting me to become a Fellow of  the Society and speaker on the expedition advisory council… It was a great honor… but also a challenge, as setting new standards and pushing the boundaries is what FELLOWS do… I resolved to keep thinking big and find a way to dramatically contribute to my new found, greatly esteemed Peers…

My passion is storytelling… not fireside ‘Jackanory’ style stuff… more imperative, inspiring extraordinary tales. Ive been lucky enough to encounter some incredible characters along the way, shared some magical moments that will not only stay with me a life time, but have shaped the way i view the world. Its a strange way for sure but in the simplest sense.

I See Hope Not Horror

Much more than this I feel certain that by my actions, i can and will make a difference, small or large no matter, a difference nevertheless.


I have decided its time to right a blog that not only looks at the past, sharing some of the highlights, but celebrates the present by focusing on some of the incredible potential that new tech and collaborative thinking offers to those who would push the boundaries in order to help others.


It sounds like a grand aim but to be honest there is no big idea behind sharing these thoughts, its just time to stop pitching and asking permission from money men and TV channels. in hope they inspire others…

So where to start… some videos




About the author

National Geographic correspondent for the 2016, globally distributed, prime-time series of EXPLORER, Justin Hall is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, broadcaster and journalist. He is also a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Geographical Society, specializing in hi-tech digital storytelling technologies. In the course of reporting on issues across the board from illegal wildlife trade, deforestation, gold mining, cocaine production, child slavery, piracy on the high seas and more, Justin has covered a lot of ground: From helicopter raids on cocaine factories in Bolivia to tracking down arms dealers in Moscow, he’s hitchhiked a ride on a rusty Russian jetfighter and was one of the first to use tech to champion the rights of tribal peoples back in 2000. His passion for environmental, cultural and tribal issues was cultivated through his early work with Academy Award-nominated anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Pierre Dutilleux on the series ‘Tribal Journeys’. An avid storyteller in all its forms, Justin continues to crisscross the globe, with recent investigations taking him to Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Belize, Borneo, Somalia, Colombia, Congo DRC and three visits to Libya. Armed with a smile and nothing but good intentions, Hall is not your standard correspondent.


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