Absolutely addicted to three TV shows at the moment. Trawlermen: The Catch, The Tribe and, of course, Ultimate Hell Week.
I love Trawlermen. Makes me wonder what trouble the local fishermen go through to catch what we eat from the seas each week. It also makes me wonder if I could survive such a job, out on the ocean braving the elements, battle the winds and rain and constant balancing life on the waves.
I also love The Tribe. It offers a glimpse into the life of the Hamar People from Ethiopia, bringing us closer by exploring their social bonds, relationships, parenting, the trade off between going to school or tending to goats, courting for marriage, becoming an adult, living with illness like malaria. At the end of the day, it’s bringing us closer to people on the other side of the planet. A beautiful life that is simpler in appearance but still very much complex in the personal challenges one faces.
And I love Ultimate Hell Week. If only I could achieve a tenth of what they muster, I’d be a completely different person. Something to aspire to. Talking yourself to the edge and pushing yourself to the limits of your ability. A physical and mental battle. Absolutely awe inspiring. Go #millersmash!!