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Brilliant Corners

Season 1

Brilliant Corners is a dynamic new adventure series presented by travel writer, explorer and former European Longboard surfing champion, Sam Bleakley. Travelling with his surfboard in tow, Sam uses surfing to get under the skin of the coastlines and cultures he visits, including Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Liberia and China.

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1. Brilliant Corners

Discover places where tourism is rare or non-existent, but places that have so much potential for cultural tourism. They are called the brilliant corners, Nautical Channel is on a mission to explore the brilliant corners of the Caribbean from Haiti to Jamaica to Barbados.

Suitable for all ages Language: English Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: 28 July 2014
1. Haiti

Sam dives into Haiti's waves and culture revealing an often misunderstood nation. Sam travels from Port au Prince north through markets and fruit vendors to Cap Haitien. He travels through the centre of Haiti, into the highlands, witnessing graffiti art, before descending into Jacmel, hotbed of Haitian dance and papier-mâché puppets.

Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 31 March 2015
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2. Jamaica

Sam pulls out a map of Jamaica and has an almost magnetic pull to head to the south and east of the island, where he hopes the Caribbean will be delivering good clean swell. Here he meets the local scene. The charismatic oldest local, and longtime lifeguard explains how surfing started on the island, and how the current scene is evolving.

Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 30 March 2015
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2. Brilliant Corners

Join Sam Bleakly, a travel writer, surfer, and a lecturer in cultural tourism, as he takes you under the skin of the coastline and inner parts of Haiti. Experience the Haitians history, art, culture, music, food, landscape, and their coastline as Sam leads you through what he calls, the off-beat track locations of the brilliant corners of the world.

Suitable for all ages Language: English Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: 30 July 2014

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3. Brilliant Corners

Through extreme surf travel and consequent writing, aestheticized by jazz, Sam Bleakley attemparts to give a voice to the 'brilliant corners' of the world (and their cultural tourism appeal), revealing the character of place by getting inside the mind of a coastline as much as a people.

Suitable for all ages Language: English Runtime: 37 minutes Release date: 28 July 2014
3. Barbados

Sam wants to discover another side to the island, the southeast corner - a brilliant corner. Here Sam learns how visitors can experience a slice of Bajan culture, particularly at Surfers Point, and Freights, one of the best waves to learn to surf in the whole world.

Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 30 March 2015
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4. Liberia

Before the recent Ebola outbreak Sam travels to postwar Liberia to discover how surf tourism is helping to revive the economy in Robertsport. The viewer is left with a powerful example of how surfing can be a force for positive change in West Africa, and surf travellers will likely be the first tourists back to Liberia after the Ebola crisis.

Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 31 March 2015
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5. China

Hainan is a small subtropical island in the South China Sea with incredible surfing waves between November and March, and a vibrant, growing local surf scene. Sam first visited Hainan in 2003. Further, Sam explores the relationship between surfing and dance with local standout longboarders Monica Guo and Darci Lui, and interviews.

Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 31 March 2015
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