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Professor Schindler with Explorer correspondent Justin Hall at National Geographic Channel's April 15 Upfront luncheon where new programs were announced

Explorer correspondent Justin Hall with Professor Schindler at National Geographic Channel’s April 15 Upfront luncheon where new programs were announced


NEWS:EXPLORER series selects Justin Hall as one of the new corespondents  for its benchmark global series.

National Geographic Explorer has earned more than 400 awards, including 52 , 85 EMMY AWARDS, 13 Cable ACE awards, the Family Television Award, the Genesis Award, the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton Award, the Peabody Award, four Gold Medals at the International Film and Television Festival of New York, as well as being nominated for two Academy Awards.
Heres the 2016 Promo:

No pressure then….Its all been a little hush hush until recently but with the series promo running across Europe and America and having been invited New York in April to give a talk at NAT GEO UPFRONTS (an event that previews and introduces upcoming new series) I guess by now, I can share this exciting news. My first journey for Explorer catapulted me into the wilds of the Congo (DRC). I cant say much but what i can say is that its a story of Heroes and Villains, wondrous nature set against the backdrop of one of the most complex  brutal realities endured by the people of the region.

The show is schedule to air next year and wonderfully will coincide with the cover story to be published  in the National Geographic Magazine.

NAT GEO CONGO (5)So proud to be a small part: In a world so crowded out with scripted reality shows, hammy hero’s and macho en-devours for no real reason, its wonderful to find a strand (series) and channel bold enough to tell it like it is. More than this, this new, close collaboration, with the National Geographical Society and its magazine holds such great promise. In my mind, a promise of integrity, a promise to tell stories that matter, seeking out and highlighting the lesser known…. coming along side real hero’s and villains and story’s that matter. For my part i couldn’t be more thankful, and just hope my first adventure in the Congo is just the start of many  to come. J


UPDATE: Its June 2016 now and my first show ‘BATTLE FOR VIRUNGA‘ has just started to air across the globe. For a sneak peak preview and links to some background info and extras click here.





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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