“Journey of Warriors”, jointly produced by Discovery, Inc. and Tencent Video, is a thrilling documentary that retraces the most epic voyages in history. The documentary series was recently broadcasted on global platforms, such as Discovery SEA Channel and Discovery+. Josh James, the renowned Discovery explorer and the world’s top survival expert, was invited to lead a group of Chinese stars that included Hon-leung Chung, Xiao Dou, Xinyu Zhang, Xujia Yan amongst others to relive the dangerous trek that the Chinese military endured decades ago. Following the same routes, the team was faced with the harshest environments imaginable, including snow covered Jiajin Mountain; negative 40 degrees temperature of the Changbai Mountain; the dense forest of Hainan; and the steep valleys of the Dongjiang River. The explorers embarked on one of the most challenging survival journeys of all time and through their recorded adventures, audiences globally can intuitively experience the survival skills and determination that is required to conquer these dangerous conditions.
Josh James is not a stranger to dangerous expeditions. Being an extreme outdoors survival expert, he has rich knowledge and experiences with wild animals, plants, and survival in extreme environments. He previously hosted several renowned documentaries on Discovery Channel that includes “Kings of the Wild”, “Dual Survival” and “First Man Out”. But despite being called the “Walking Wilderness Encyclopedia” Josh has repeatedly emphasized that “Journey of Warriors” was the most difficult survival journey he has ever encountered.
The challenges are depicted throughout the documentary. The harsh natural environment intensely tests the physical and mental limits of the entire team, which worldwide audiences can genuinely feel and understand. In this documentary, Discovery creatively combines real, historical scenarios and events with modern wild outdoor survival skills. It attempts to make global audiences truly feel the struggles that China experienced at that time but in an exciting manner across time and space. It is also a unique experience for global audiences, to witness Josh James lead Chinese celebrities through these grueling, treacherous journeys and be able to observe the same historical event from two different perspectives.
“Journey of Warriors” bring global audiences infinitely closer to real historical experiences by means of real-life entertainment. It’s a documentary that fuses humanities, history, adventure and physical geography. A remarkable combination that will win the attention of global audiences.