A Docuseries Where People Play By Pushing Themselves To Extremes
Human Playground is a 6 part docuseries, narrated and produced by Idris Elba that shows how humans play. It’s not a documentary about people playing Wordle or Pickleball with their friends. These methods of play push humans to their physical and mental limits. It can be pushing through pain, performing cultural rituals or experiencing rites of passage, finding the best and most challenging of earth’s natural wonders, or other reasons. The cinematography is spectacular, really taking advantage of 4K HDR technology to show detailed, bright, expansive scenery.
In part 1, during the scenes in the Sahara, the view is deep-tan sand dunes, with the tiny figure of Amy climbing up one of the massive dunes. Amy is one of the first characters introduced. When Amy was 19 years old, she was hit by a motorcycle. The accident crushed her left leg below the knee. 45 surgeries later, her leg was amputated. Doctors told Amy she would never walk. Amy is a contestant on the toughest foot race in the world. Each year over 1,000 runners participate in Marathon des Sables, 156 miles long in Morocco.
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