The Southern tip of the island of Madagascar is not only home to more ecosystems than any other place on the planet; it is also home to the unique Antanosy and Antandroy tribes. After many days journey on rough, dirt-red roads Les will finally reach the first tribe: the Antandroy. In their remote fishing village of Ejijiky, 33kms south of the nearest town, Les will practice traditional fishing techniques, hunt with wild dogs, build shelter, find water and survive as the rural Antandroy do.
From here, Stroud will travel to the village of Tsihalagna to meet Four Shamans of the Antanosy, the mysterious Ombiasas. Here Les will participate in a trance that’s induced by smoking a plant mixture made from ramy (sap from Canaria spp.), mixed with ombi (cattle) fat. In trance, Les will connect to his ancestors, the spirit of his elders, and gain not only the wisdom from his own lineage but also the wisdom of these great and ancient people of Africa’s only island.
With award winning, never before seen ceremonial and survival footage, Les Stroud crafted this stunningly beautiful and compelling series about connecting to the earth through survival and ancient ceremonies with indigenous cultures around the planet.