Sunday, August 22, 2010

Danish reality show to showcase Sabah

Kota Kinabalu: Denmark's biggest television network, TV2, will showcase Sabah's green image and exotic culture to millions of Danes next February.

The means to kick off this mass awareness to Scandinavians is a brand new eight-episode documentary series entitled "Girls Off The Beaten Track", shot in Telupid's primeval Tawai jungle and its spectacular waterfalls, Semporna's basic but happy Sea Gypsy lifestyle and our iconic orang-utan conservation programme in Sepilok.

A 13-member film crew from Copenhagen-based Eyeworks Denmark, led by Producer and Director, Jesper Aeroe Vinther, and military instructor, Lothar Friis, and a dozen-strong production crew, spent more than two weeks on location shoot in Gomboron, Bohaydulang island, Semporna and Sandakan.

The series stars seven vivacious 18-year-old fresh high school girl graduates who were tested to their limits through a hard jungle survival experience, living with the luxury-deprived Sea Gypsies, planting new palms and working with the orang-utan in Sepilok.

Most of the girls come from wealthy Danish families and are therefore considered "spoiled", metaphorically speaking.

"Girls Off The Beaten Track" is a factual entertainment series about taking the step into adulthood and stand on their own feet, about becoming mature, independent, learning about other cultures, nature and order to raise understanding of themselves and their own culture," said Jesper.

Continue reading (Incl. Pic) at: Danish reality show to showcase Sabah

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