Reza Pakravan is a filmmaker, adventurer and author. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and listed amongst the world’s top 20 most seasoned travellers.
His documentaries, talks and books have taken audiences on his epic journeys to some of the most remote corners of the world. He has presented and produced prime time TV series aired worldwide on networks such as the BBC, Channel 4, Fox, Aljazeera, CBC and SRF.
Reza’s constant thirst for adventure has earned him the Guinness World Record for crossing the Sahara Desert by bicycle. Pushing his ultra- endurance limits further, he undertook a seemingly impossible task - cycling 11,000 miles down the length of the planet from Norway to South Africa in the record time of 102 days.
Much of Reza’s recent work has focused on the issues faced by remote, indigenous peoples: revealed in his 6-part prime time TV series "Transamazonica" and his upcoming project about the tribes of Chad. He is currently a featured contributor to The Outdoor Journal.
Delivered with high energy, humour and incredible visuals, Reza's talks takes students to a journey around the world to some of the most remote corners of the planet, from the Sahara Desert to the Amazon Rainforest.
“Reza is a charismatic speaker who builds a strong connection with his audience from the instant he steps on the stage. His talk was a true inspiration”– University of Strathclyde
"Awe inspiring Reza talks to us about how he followed the crowds as a graduate, but after a few years of high earning and high spending he knew that he needed a way out...find out what steps he took to dramatically change the rest of his life for the better”– The Cool Graduate
“Reza is surely a very passionate and genuine speaker. His delivery which revolved around challenging conventions in creating a legacy was indeed very motivating.”
"The talk you gave was absolutely brilliant. The students have not stopped talking about it yet"
“A real story of courage and inspiration. One of the greatest motivational speeches we have ever heard.”
“Reza’s talk was brilliant – both educational and entertaining. I have never had so much positive feedback from parents”– Blythwood Junior Public School
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