Overland: Islam Roads

In over 30,000 kilometers from Europe to Afghanistan and back. This Over-Land orange caravan will be meeting the most diverse populations, facing various bureaucratic obstacles in extremely sensitive geo-political situations: fully armed military escorts, daily terrorist attacks, population revolts, guerrilla warfare and closed borders, but the reward will be incredibly surprising from the stories of who lives in these wonderful unspoilt landscapes, covering from breathtaking mountain passes and wastelands to desert and lakes.

Overland is a well known expedition that organizes incredible adventures since 1995. This year with “Islam Roads” the adventure has been brought to a completely new level to show from a traveller point of view truly impossibile areas like Afghanistan, Iran, Belarus, and the occupied areas of East Ukraine. All seen through the eyes of the Overland traveller team while they escape a bomb or two…

  • Filippo Tenti
    Overland docu series since 2010
  • Giuseppe Tenti
    Overland docu series since 1995
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Overland: Le Strade dell'Islam
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 54 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Afghanistan, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
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  • Rai 1 Channel

    August 30, 2017
Director Biography - Filippo Tenti, Giuseppe Tenti

Filippo has been around cameramen and directors since a very early age, travelling around the most hidden corners of the earth and creating TV shows. With the production of the leading Italian adventure programme Overland (broadcasted on RAI 1 with outstanding audience shares of up to 36% and 5.6 million viewers) Filippo has been constantly immersed in multicultural situations. He grew up in a global context which allowed him to develop strong interpersonal skills. Thanks to an innate capacity to bring people together and effectively manage and entertain anyone in his company, Filippo leverages successfully the so-called “emotional intelligence” to influence other people's performance and decisions. Being constantly involved in working groups made up of elite military and firemen units, cultural mediators and top managers he has built significant leadership mindset as well as excellent communication and negotiation skills.

All this led Filippo on the tracks of his father very early. At the age of 24 he bacame an Expedition leader for Overland’s adventure in the heart of black Africa. Facing extreme situations like starvation and thirst, unjustful arrests and kidnaping from local rebels, he led his team home safe and sound. His success followed also in the business world where he overtook the television production and successfully directed the latest Overland series.

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