Travelscope: Rwanda - Among The Gorillas
Airs Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published November 18, 2011 at 9:32 a.m., updated July 6, 2012 at 4:38 p.m.
Propelled by a national Emmy nomination and multiple Telly Awards in 2010, the fifth season of TRAVELSCOPE takes the series to new heights with trips to exotic destinations in Rwanda, Guatemala and Istanbul, and also to much-beloved spots in Switzerland, Ireland and Greece.
Visit the TRAVELSCOPE blog for more cultural discoveries from around the world.
Host Joseph Rosendo's open-hearted and welcoming personality invites viewers to join him on his cultural discoveries around the world. In its fifth season, "Travelscope" stays true to its mission of illustrating the enduring truth in Mark Twain’s quote, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness."
"Rwanda - Among The Gorillas" - Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every TRAVELSCOPE adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic.
In addition he takes part in Rwanda’s monthly national day of service, a program that is the heart of Rwanda’s dedication to attack the ideology of genocide at its root – ethnic division.