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MIPTV Picks ’16: Boy to Man

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, undergoing the rituals and tests himself.
March 15, 2016


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.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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