Paradise or Bust is the fascinating adventure story of
Tribewanted, a revolutionary eco-tourism project founded by
twentysomething Ben Keene.
As featured in the BBC documentary series, Keene's story follows
the ups and downs of a global online network of like-minded
travellers and an indigenous Fijian community as they attempt to
build a new life on a 200-acre island in the South Pacific. All
major decisions on the island are voted on by an online tribe that
anyone around the world can join.
There are many challenges to overcome. A fire sweeps the island,
a military coup (delayed until the end of a rugby match!) brews on
the mainland, and a tropical cyclone threatens to wipe out the
emerging village. Online there are other storms to fight, as
accusations of scam artistry, tribal politics and the regular grind
of debates and decision-making among Tribewanted's 1000+ members
push the adventure and the business to the very edge. But in the
end, with a little luck and a lot of hard work, they might just
build their paradise...
Now a major 5 part series for transmission on BBC2 in winter