Surviving The Tribe
I totally agree with Credy Stevens ! It's a great show but we learn nothing about women and children there. It would be interesting to shoot the same program but from a woman's point of view next time.
The program hardly focusses on indigenous tribal life and hunting techniques in my opinion. I find Mr Audel annoyingly self absorbed and his interaction with tribal members on subjects other than his own interests meagre. The vain attempt to pretend that he has mixed feelings about killing an animal is not supported by his bloodthirsty show. I'm a hunter myself but do not find the program presentation very attractive. He should take an example from the modest and sympathetic manners of a Bruce Perry.
Your beloved Hazen Audel may not be precisely who you think he is. He taught my daughter's jewelry class in Spokane, Washington at Ferris High School. After numerous complaints from my daughter about his alleged inappropriate, borderline harrassing behavior that was making my daughter, as well as MANY other female students very uncomfortable, I contacted the school. Staff reacted as if he was some kind of God...it was quite disgusting. According to other sources, Mr. Audel has had NUMEROUS complaints regarding this behavior for quite awhile, involving numerous underage females, and nothing was ever done about it. I then personally went to his classroom one afternoon for a personal, face to face visit with Mr. Audel, and informed him under no uncertain terms that he would refrain from being inappropriate with my daughter, as well as the other females in his classes, while she was in his class, or that I would take it to the next level. I assured him that he really did not want me to take it there. He freaked out trying to defend himself, and I left. His behavior seemed to tame a bit after that. He is no longer teaching at Ferris H.S. presently.
NATGEO: This man representing such an established and credible institution such as yours is disturbing, to say the least. I suggest you look into this and seriously rethink who it is that you put in the foreground to represent your prestigious and highly respected name.
Awesome Series, watched your first episode and I kept checking for
the new ones. I am From Namibia and you did quite a great job mastering
how our ancestors use to live by surviving on hunts. I am Not from that
tribe, I am an oshiwambo speaking and meat for us was hunted to make
soup for eating with our cultivates because we also do crop farming.
This is the best show ever. contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org this is
my area of interest, I would like to have an honour of meeting you one
day regarding these documentaries and maybe teach you a thing or two.
Wishing you the best of luck in all your work Hazen.
Awesome Series, watched your first episode and I kept checking for the new ones. I am From Namibia and you did quite a great job mastering how our ancestors use to live by surviving on hunts. I am Not from that tribe, I am an oshiwambo speaking and meat for us was hunted to make soup for eating with our cultivates because we also do crop farming. This is the best show ever. contact me on email@example.com this is my area of interest, I would like to have an honour of meeting you one day regarding these documentaries and maybe teach you a thing or two. Wishing you the best of luck in all your work Hazen.
Thank you for showing people how the world lives outside the usa comfy lifestyles.I appreciated the eagles.I was wondering if your allowed to help them and show them tricks such as how to do the horses feet without roping like they did?A little trick for when your ridding horses lower your hands and your ride will be better :)
Native American giving all sorts of respect to hazen for his perseverance and follow through that was displayed on this "surviving the tribe" episode in which he stuck that quilled beast to the desert floor!!! Let this Seminole know when you're ready for the 'glades down in south FL!!!!!!
Can't believe this show because I love it. I'm a survivalist and ex soldier loving all things too cold or too hot. I'm always getting told off by my wife for recording this type of show, laughing and picking holes in them either for being slow or for their suspect filming. This is where this show excels, obviously its got to be entertaining but it's so real i wish it was longer as the time frame doesn't give this guys pain and hardship justice. Don't know this guys name "yet" or the time frame his little adventures were filmed over but before I check it out I'll imagine he's called Charles Bronson and he was given lots and lots of down time between each venture. Well done nat geo I applaud you.
I think this show is incredible and I have not been so moved by a show since the travel show Globe Trekker on PBS., for respecting native peoples and trying to give a clear picture of how primitive and isolated people really live. I really enjoy learning about the different cultures, which we would otherwise never get to see. However I am very disappointed in the sexist bias of the show, and the little to no focus on the daily lives of tribal women. The vast majority of each show I have seen has spent a disproportionate amount of time talking about or preparing for "the hunt", despite the fact that many of these cultures keep herd animals so they are in no way dependent on hunting to survive and in fact it could be considered recreational. The lopsided nature of the show is probably intentional to appeal to the ever valuable male 18-50 demographic that most programmers value above all others. However, as a female I am incredibly intrigued about the lives of these women who are treated as bit actors in the lives of the apparently more interesting or important sex. I am left with so many burning questions after each episode that I am becoming more and more frustrated with the host and producers' utter lack of curiosity about the lives of half of the people they are filming. Do the women in the tribes in Africa inflict FGM on their daughters (90 million girls in Africa have been mutilated). Do they practice any form of birth control? Do they practice polyamory or any kind of open marriage? Is the tribe matrilineal or patrilineal? What are the daily activities of the women? How do they ensure the survival of the mother during childbirth, and keep the infants alive from the age of birth to five years old, which is the most crucial time for any child the world over...without these clearly successful but ignored traditions there would be no 'tribe' to survive anyway. I keep seeing episode after episode in which the women are all but ignored, despite the fact that they birthed and insured the survival of every single male the host fawns over with respect and admiration during each episode. To reiterate, I think this is an incredibly important, impactful show, that is very well done, and very educational, however the bias against the female tribal experience is very disappointing and mars what would otherwise be a very enriching program.
Really great show, cannt wait for more shows learning survival from the real experts...Hazen great choice to be in that show the guys has skils but respects traditions.