Cameramen Who Dared
A behind-the-scenes look at wildlife filmmaking, Cameramen Who Dared is an entertaining account of the men and women who travel the world and risk their lives to bring us some of the best wildlife documentary footage.
Celebrating the special breed of people who have both the guts, and the inclination, to stand their ground while volcanoes erupt and elephants charge, this hour long National Geographic production delves into some of their more dangerous assignments. Exploring what drives these adventurous souls, spectacular footage shows them climbing Everest, traversing raging rapids and approaching polar bears at close quarters.
Interviewing several pioneering cameraman, this diverting show sheds light on the tougher side of filming. Attempting to film wild orang-utans face-to-face for the first time, one cameraman had the pleasure of being peed upon while simultaneously having his safety rope untied by one of the dexterous primates.
Hugely enjoyable, Cameramen Who Dared depicts the incredible dedication and commitment of these wildlife filmmakers who, when chasing after an elusive shot, often, quite literally, go out on a limb.