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The World’s Most Dangerous Borders: Maida Vale explorer’s trek across the Sahel featured in new documentary

PUBLISHED: 11:28 27 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:28 27 October 2020

Reza Pakravan during his epic trek across the Sahel region of Africa. Picture: Reza Pakravan

Reza Pakravan during his epic trek across the Sahel region of Africa. Picture: Reza Pakravan

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A Maida Vale explorer’s danger-defying trek across the Sahel region of Africa is now subject to an Amazon documentary series.

Reza Pakravan during his epic trek across the Sahel region of Africa. Picture: Reza PakravanReza Pakravan during his epic trek across the Sahel region of Africa. Picture: Reza Pakravan

Adventurer Reza Pakravan travelled from Senegal to Somalia in 2019, and his expedition is now being featured in a four-part series called The World’s Most Dangerous Borders.

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Last year, he told this newspaper: “As we crossed through this region, we realised that to understand it, you have to understand the belief systems.

“Now climate change is becoming a huge agent of change. The Sahara desert is pushing people south. And when you are on the ground there, the story starts to make sense.”

Reza Pakravan with a Malian hunter who is helping to defend his people from terrorism. Picture: Reza PakravanReza Pakravan with a Malian hunter who is helping to defend his people from terrorism. Picture: Reza Pakravan

Meanwhile, Reza is using another documentary – made about his dramatic attempt to cycle from the Arctic Circle to Cape Town and also streaming online – to fundraise for homelessness charity Crisis.

All income from that show, also streaming online, will be donated to the charity’s Homelessness Emergency Fund.


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