Inside-Out World

Documentary presenter, Dmytro Komarov goes to the most exotic spots on our planet. Inside-Out World explores unique rituals and cultural traditions in Japan, Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Indonesia and Vietnam

Genre: Travel, Factual, Entertainment
Language: Ukranine, English subs
Year: 2015-2017

Duration: 77 episodes  x 60 mins
Territory/Rights available: Asia, Australia, New Zealand
Formats Available: –
Show Format: HD
Produced by: 1+1

JAPAN (15 Episodes)

Episode 1 –
In the premiere episode of Japan season Dmitry Komarov will debunk the well-known myths and stereotypes about the“ Land of the Rising Sun”. The TV presenter will live one day as an ordinary Japanese and find out what the secret of Japan’s success is, and why in the country of the future one of the highest suicide rates in the world.

Episode 2 –
Dmitry Komarov will visit the robot capital of Tokyo and even try the breakfast prepared by the “smart machine”. The presenter will show how the mentality and culture of the Japanese differs from European ones, and will tell about the adult entertainment industry, which is very popular in Japan. Viewers will witness one of the most risky adventures of the leading “Inside Out” –  Dmitry Komarov decided to try the deadly puffer fish, from which there is no antidote

Episode 3 –
Dmitry Komarov will try to find out why in one of the most developed countries in the world more than half of the population feels lonely. You will learn how Japanese men replace women with virtual ones and who are “men for sale”. For the first time in history – the anime “The World Inside Out”, created by the largest Japanese anime studio!

Episode 4 –
In Japan, the industry for combating loneliness is very developed and diverse: from cute pet rental services to simply shocking antidepressants for adults with a European mentality. Dmitry Komarov will experience the terrible traditions of the past. One of the traditions, shibari, comes from the ancient system of linking enemies. Only in Japan can feelings be bought: how much do hugs and simple communication cost?

Episode 5 –
In Japan, you can “rent” a family, so the “wife” and daughter became the new companions of Dmitry Komarov. The journalist found out why this unusual service is so developed among the Japanese. We will also show how the Japanese are preparing for their own funeral, trying on a coffin during their lifetime. The most touching love story: a man planted a garden of pink flowers to cheer on his wife who lost her sight. Visit the incredible flower garden of Kuroki and find out what unusual and indecent holidays are in Japan

MEXICO & CUBA (12 Episodes)

Episode 1 –
The next stop is Cuba. Dmitry Komarov will change the idea of ​​Liberty Island, showing it from a completely different perspective. Filming in this country was the most difficult for all seasons of the program, and the team almost went to jail. Despite the fact that Dmitry Komarov and the operator were under the supervision of special services, they still managed to remove the wrong side of Liberty Island. A unique acquaintance with a wolf man: an exclusive report from a small Mexican town where the wolf family lives – people with a very rare and incurable disease.

Episode 2 –
Exclusive World Inside Out program: meeting a female vampire. Mexican Maria José is the record holder in the Guinness Book of Records as the woman with the most powerful body modifications in the world: 99% of the body is covered with tattoos, she has dozens of implants, hundreds of punctures, altered teeth, tongue and tattooed eyes. Dmitry Komarov will find the last Mayans on earth – lacandons. The program includes unique shots of the last Mayan shaman in the world and extant prayer in the ancient language.

Episode 3 –
“The World Inside Out” will become acquainted with the modern descendants of the Maya – the Tzotsil Indians. They ignore the laws of the country in which they live, they hate people with cameras, because every photo steals a piece of their soul, and children drink wine, because alcohol is a sacred drink. Dmitry Komarov will see an eerie witchcraft rite – how the Tsotsil treat diseases with the help of sacrifices. A romantic story from the city of San Cristóbal: how a chance meeting at the bus station with the beautiful Mexican Fabiola completely changed the fate of Ukrainian Alexander and made Mexico his second home. The city of Tequila is the birthplace of the legendary Mexican drink. “The World Inside Out” will reveal the secrets of tequila production using the technology of great-grandfathers: rolling up their sleeves, the leader will chop blue agave and make a drink from its juice.

Episode 4 –
The wrong side of the city of Mexico City. In the most dangerous area of ​​the capital, the presenter will find a temple in which believers worship the female skeleton in bright clothes – the Holy Death. Those who believe in Santa Muerte are called devil worshipers and Satanists, and their religion is called black magic. The story of a hermit who escapes from the spirit of a drowned girl created one of the most terrible places on the planet – the island of dolls. Teotihuacan. Dmitry Komarov will go to an ancient city in the suburbs of Mexico City, where human sacrifices were once held, and today people from all over the world come here to recharge with solar energy.

Episode 5 –
In the city of Guadalajara, the presenter will get acquainted with the favorite sport of gambling Mexicans – “Lucha Libre”, in translation – “free-style wrestling”. Each battle of luchadors is dozens of very spectacular jumps, captures, rises, coups and even elements of aerial acrobatics. Culinary extreme. Ukrainian Anna will teach you to eat ants, spiders and even scorpions. A countrywoman takes a VIP plane, a ride on which only the richest residents can afford. “Inside out” will show a truly shocking Mexico, where ancient rituals are practiced not only by savages from the jungle, but also civilized people. Every year, residents of the city of Pomuch remove the bones of relatives from the graves and wash them.

BOLIVIA (9 Episodes)

Episode 1 –
This is a journey to the most dangerous place on the planet. It was here that our civilization was born, this has not yet been shown on television. A risky expedition together with Dmitry Komarov to Bolivia – expands the horizons. We will be one step away from death so that you see the inside of life.

Episode 2 –
Free leaves for sale, Bolivian indigenous people recommending coca, hot stones for lunch, a risky trip to the world capital of silver, the city of Potosi and the underground dangers of precious metal mining – in the second series of the program “The World Inside Out” dedicated to Bolivia.

Episode 3 –
In the third series of the program “The World Inside Out”, dedicated to life in the capital of Bolivia, you will learn why virgins are bricked up in the foundations of buildings, how the bones of dead relatives will help maintain prosperity in the house, how Bolivians crack down on bad presidents, how otherworldly forces save the team and how much they pay road inspectors in clown costumes.

Episode 4 –
In the fourth series of the Bolivian season, the World will move inside out from the cold highlands to the hot tropics, in the region with the funny name Cochabamba, where wild animals and poisonous snakes are found, but the main predator in this region is man. Across the country, exotic animals are in danger – poachers catch them for sale, and shamans – for their witchcraft rituals. We will fulfill a noble mission – we will send home the anteater, whom the volunteers saved from poachers, in the wild jungle. We are waiting for a Bolivian culinary experiment. We will try the traditional dish of the Cochabamba region, which shock every European – soup from a very delicate part of the bull. After Cochabamba we will go to a unique place, to one of the most beautiful on the Planet – the great Uyuni solonchak. The place where the sky merges with the earth is one of the most beautiful on the planet. Here Dmitry Komarov will experience another hellish profession – salt miner, and also show a cemetery of abandoned trains and a hotel completely made of salt. But the main find will be the mysterious mummies of the ancient Indians, hidden in the cave of the volcano Tunupa one and a half thousand years ago.

Episode 5 –
In the fifth episode of the Bolivian season, the World will see inside out how one of the most dangerous drugs in the world is born. Inside we will show the whole process of growing and collecting coca – raw materials for the production of cocaine. Surprisingly, in Bolivia there is a very unusual village where it is easy to forget not only about which country you are in, but also on which continent. Absolutely all people here are black, they are descendants of African slaves. Like any nation, Afro-Bolivians live according to the general laws of the country, elect deputies and a president. But only here, in the region of coca and deep forests, the real king also rules! We will meet the king of the Afro-Bolivians, his queen, and even visit his residence – probably the most unsightly on the planet. When we saw the poverty of the Bolivian elite, we could not even imagine that the best here are … Ukrainians! We will go to visit Natalya from Kharkov, who will show the luxurious life of the Ukrainian-Bolivian family. Another shocking culinary experiment !. Even 7000 years ago, the wild Indian tribes inhabiting the Andes domesticated guinea pigs, but not at all to keep them as pets, but for the sake of their meat. Millennia have passed, but nothing has changed in the culinary preferences of the Indians. Visiting a Bolivian family, we will see how to make a festive dinner out of cute guinea pigs.

INDONESIA (22 Episodes)

Episode 1 –
The “Inside Out” will see the three most famous islands in the state. In New Guinea, Dmitry Komarov learns how the descendants of cannibals greet guests. In one of the most tourist places on earth – on the legendary island of Bali – the presenter will see an ancient cemetery where people are not buried, but simply stacked under a sacred tree. The third stop is the most populated island on the planet – Java. It was there that Komarov would experience the dangerous profession of a sulfur miner, descending into the crater of an active volcano.

Episode 2 –
“Inside out” is exploring New Guinea, one of the most pristine places on earth. The team will go in search of a wild tribe of cows, which lives on trees and 30 years ago practiced cannibalism.

Episode 3 –
“Inside out” continues to get acquainted with one of the wildest tribes in the world, cows, in one of the most inaccessible areas of the planet – the island of New Guinea. Cows are former cannibals building their houses on tall trees. Together with them, Dmitry Komarov will live according to the laws of the tribe and the Stone Age and will hear the confession of the son of the cannibal: how best to cook human meat, and what it tastes like. The host will teach Aboriginal people how to cook buckwheat, brush their teeth and wash their hair. Male cows will tell about their traditions: they will teach them to tie up their traditional leaf Dupanum, which covers manhood, and will make you try your main delicacy – saga worms.

Episode 4 –
Dmitry Komarov will meet a people whose name literally sounds like “descendants of kings,” toraji. They live on the island of Sulawesi and their whole life have been preparing for the most important event – death. Komarov will tell you why the bodies of dead Torajians have not been taken out of the house for years, show how fantastically expensive and incredibly fun funerals are, and find out why the best gift at the funeral is a pig or a buffalo. At the end of the trip, the leader walks at the wedding of Toraj.

Episode 5 –
Familiarity with the terrible and completely alien to us burial traditions of the Toraji people on the island of Sulawesi continues: ancient crypts, which became entertainment for tourists, unusual graves in which babies were buried in tree trunks. Komarov will visit the usual Toraj house with a boat-shaped roof, which inside looks like the most ordinary “Khrushchev”. In the north of the island of Sulawesi, “The World Inside Out” takes a walk on a fun Christian holiday – the birthday of the church, where people carelessly dance to the dance of little ducklings familiar to each of us. At the city market, Tomogon Dmitry Komarov will find a local delicacy in the meat department – bat meat. He will go into the jungle in search of an amazing creature – the smallest monkey on the planet, tarsiers.

VIETNAM (19 Episodes)

Episode 1 –
It is difficult to find a more gambling nation than the Vietnamese. “The World Inside Out” will show folk fun – pork races and marathons, which will also participate. The team will visit the local bullfighting, where there are no matadors, and instead of bulls, giant buffalo. Vietnamese response to Formula 1: Dmitry Komarov will take part in a cycle rickshaw race at a beach stadium. The presenter will try the Vietnamese delicacy – a fried rat, which will have to be caught first.

Episode 2 –
“The World Inside Out” will fall into the jungle of Vietnam, where he will get acquainted with the traditions of the Mnong tribe. And then he will go on a large expedition and, together with a team of hunters, will try to catch a wild elephant in the jungle.

Episode 3 –
Dmitry Komarov will study the super-tourist Vietnamese resort of Nha Trang and its environs, only, as always, from the inside out. How marine exoticism and culinary luxury are born: Mosquitoes will show how to breed lobsters, lobsters and oysters. What is the world’s most smelly sauce made of? The host reveals the culinary secrets of cooking traditional Vietnamese Nam Mom sauce. Dmitry will take part in the entertainment of the Vietnamese and have a swim in wicker basin-basins.

Episode 4 –
“The World Inside Out” continues to explore the resort town of Nha Trang. The life of a Vietnamese taxi rickshaw-taxi driver is hard and non-peasant. All the subtleties of the cheapest and most environmentally friendly transport in Vietnam. Goal for fiction is cunning. Vietnamese sand poachers will dedicate Dmitry Komarov in the details of their illegal activities. Hunting by the light. Night fishing in basin boats. Vietnamese pharmacy, where instead of citramone and panadol – dried lizards, alcoholized snakes and frozen scorpions.

Episode 5 –
The fifth episode of the Vietnamese season was filmed in a neighboring country, although it is dedicated to events in Vietnam. In what conditions did the partisans fight during the Vietnam War? What has been preserved on the islands since then? How to survive on a desert island? How to win a fight with a crocodile? And how not to become a victim of a poisonous snake?

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