Benedict Allen - explorer, author, filmmaker, public speaker
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Benedict Allen DVDs

Last of the Medicine Men
£16 (+ £2 p+p)

  Last of the Medicine Men
(8 x 30 minutes, 2000)

An investigation into the dramatic and mysterious world of shamans and witchdoctors around the globe, focusing on the harmonious, herb-gathering Mentawai of Siberut, the shamans now bizarrely emerging in urban Tuva, the Vodou practises of Haiti, and the Huichol of Mexico - where perhaps the most traditional community of north America gave Benedict the rare privilege of ritually taking their peyote, the hallucinogenic cacti, to bring him at last "face-to-face" with the gods.



£16 (+ £2 p+p)

(6 x 30 minutes, 2002)

Benedict’s journey of 1000 miles with a ten resilient and strong-willed Chukotka dogs through Siberia in the worst winter in living memory. Assisted by two superb Chukchis, or “reindeer herders” Benedict made his way to the Bering Strait, and then set out alone with his dogs in an attempt to cross it. But it wasn’t that easy! Benedict had been suffering from frostbite from the first day of the trip; and now would be alone with Polar bears, wolves, and his dogs. Would his lead dog, “Top Dog,” trust him enough, once they were alone together, and exposed to dangers of the Arctic?

The Skeleton Coast
£16 (+ £2 p+p)

  The Skeleton Coast - a journey through the Namib Desert
(6 x 30 minutes, 1997)

Named after the bleached bones and scattered remains of shipwrecks washed up on its shore, The Skeleton Coast is where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean in south-western Africa. Benedict trained three camels - including the indomitable Nelson - single-handedly, and walked them up the coast on a thousand mile trek, the first time this had been permitted through the diamond-scattered and harsh but delicate environment.

The Edge of Blue Heaven
£16 (+ £2 p+p)

  The Edge of Blue Heaven - a journey through Mongolia
(6 x 30 minutes, 1998)

A five and half month trek by horse and camel from the forests of Siberia, across the open plains of the Mongolian steppe and on to a 1000 mile lone crossing of the Gobi Desert. As usual, it is by tuning into local skills, in this case those of the nomadic Mongols, that the journey proves possible.



PLEASE NOTE: Books and DVDs are generally sent out by Benedict Allen personally – not least because many are requested with his signature. Normally, items shall be dispatched within two days, but while he’s abroad there may be delays. However, all emails are read by his office in his absence and urgent requests (if they don’t require a personal message) will normally be met. Any complaints or queries about book or DVD orders – for example, from time-to-time DVDs or their containers are scratched/damaged in the post - please email for a replacement or refund. Those who’ve purchased VHS videos are now eligible for a free DVD replacement.

The above costs (by Paypal) are for UK only.
Please contact for all other rates.

Payment for DVDs may also be made in the following ways:

By cheque, made payable to 'Benedict Allen', please, and sent to his office address:
28 Broadway Avenue, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 1RH, UK

Or direct to Benedict Allen’s account (bank/BACs details on application).

Or If you already have a Paypal account you can send payment directly to Paypal, with the money directed to Benedict's email address: . If you require a signed photo or specific message, please also write to or email Benedict at the above addresses. Please note that in order to fit in with the Paypal shopping cart system postage is calculated at a fixed rate. Any variation in cost has been offset against the product cost.

Foreign sales:

$30 or 30 Euros each (or the equivalent in your currency to $30) and to this add US $ 6 (or 6 Euros, or your US $ currency equivalent) for each DVD to cover additional postage and – if paying by BACs - US $ 8 equivalent (Euro 8) TOTAL for each order to cover the additional bank change.

NB: All DVDs are PAL (ie the system used in the UK, Europe and most of the world, but not necessarily in the States and Canada, which generally uses the NTSC system. However, many NTSC players are nowadays also compatible with PAL).

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