Partners: Seven Productions for Travel Channel; distributed by Beyond International
Length: 12 x 60 minutes (series 1 and 2)
Rights available: The World excluding Australia, New Zealand, and U.S. including its territories and possessions and the Caribbean
Tim Noonan, adventurer and filmmaker, wants to learn more about the initiation rites that young males undergo to become men in the eyes of various tribes. But rather than observe from a distance, Noonan wants to undergo the rituals and tests himself. From Siberia to Guinea-Bissau and several points between, Boy to Man provides a fascinating study into how various cultures define what it means to be a man.