Posts Tagged ‘Niger’


Screening at ZDF info

November 21, 2012

The first film with Helge Hjelland’s adventures, “The Cruellest Journey” or, as it is called in Germany; “Allein auf dem Niger” is going to be screened late at night at ZDF info on Sunday (Saturday night) 25.11.2012, 00:40 and Monday 26.11.2012, 00:40.

If these screenings are to late for you, you could try again Friday 30.11.2012, 12:30 or Saturday 1.11.2012, 13:30.


Allein auf dem Niger – Im Boot durch Westafrika

Fr. 30.11. 45 Min., bis 13:15 Uhr.




Screening at ARTE

January 31, 2012

The Cruellest Journey is going to be screened at ARTE in february (12/02/12).
You’ll find it as a german dubbed version named “Allein auf dem Niger” and as a french dubbed version named “Niger: La croisière de tous les défis”.
This extraordinary adventure took place excactly 200 years after the scottish explorer Mungo Park died while trying to do the same journey.

You can watch the film on streaming for a limited time in German and French dubbed version.


Helge Hjelland on TV 2

September 11, 2010

For the first time ever, the documentary films about Helge Hjelland, and his adventures in West and South Africa, are going to be screened as a series.

This happens at the Norwegian television channel TV 2, the following mondays in september at 22:35.

13/9 – 22:35 – The Cruellest Journey
20/9 – 22:35 – The Impossible River Journey (1:2)
27/9 – 22:35 – The Impossible River Journey (2:2)

We hope you’ll enjoy the shows!


The Cruellest Journey at Phoenix (German tv)

August 2, 2010
Den Grusomste Reisen / Allein auf dem Niger / Niger - en grusom rejse / Niger : la croisière de tous les défisScreening at Phoenix TV channel in Germany on the 13th August at 23:15.

He had a dream about conquering the 4178 km Niger River in West Africa, but traveled deep into his own humanity.

Exactly 200 years after the scottish explorer Mungo Park died while trying to travel the whole of the Niger river, the norwegian adventurer Helge Hjelland tries the same.

Western Africa: The Norwegian adventurer Helge Hjelland travels the entire Niger River as the first man ever. This is a story of a remarkable and different type of adventurer – a guy who becomes motivated by Nature’s difficult and rough obstacles as well as heartwarming meetings with the local people. Through his camera we come along on a historic yet modern journey. In confrontation with the rough climate he soon realizes why no one has done this journey before him. And near the ocean, he experiences something that turns everything upside down.

This documentary film premiered at Bergen International Film Festival in october 2007 with the whole family of our fellow co-producer and para-glider enthusiast Fridtjov Konglevoll, who died in a tragic microplane accident just before we got into production.

It has been screened several times at the following tv-channels:
TV2 (Norway),
DR (Denmark),
YLE FST (Finland),
ARTE (Germany & France)
ZDF neo (Germany)
Phoenix (Germany)

Film Festivals:
Premiere at Bergen International Film Festival in October 2007
The Norwegian Documentary Festival 2008
WT Os Film Festival 2008

Original title: Den grusomste reisen
Type: Documentaries
Director: Geir Kreken & Fridtjov Konglevoll
Screenplay: Arild Mehn-Andersen
D.O.P: Helge Hjelland & Arild Mehn-Andersen
Editor: Geir Kreken, Ingrid Spildo, Arild Mehn-Andersen
Composer: Eugene Guribye, Sanjally Jobarthe
Animations: New Man’s Land – Joel Toledo & Daniel Moreno
Color Grading & Mastering: Frø Film og Media – Paulo Chavarría
Sound: Jørn Rathe & Pål Terje Nygård
Digibeta: BUG
Producer: Arild Mehn-Andersen & Fridtjov Konglevoll
Production company: AMEHN production
Co-Producer: Norsk Dokumentarfilm
Country of origin: Norway
Length: 43 min, 50 min, 58 min.

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