Richard Bangs’ South America: Quest for Wonder

If Wonder has its roots in childhood, in an uninhibited response to the beauty and mystery of the new, then what happens when we grow up? What stirs us as adults?

Join Richard as he traces the contours of wonder on a journey across South America. From the magnificent displays of grand nature; to the riddles that ripple through time; to the mystic power of ancient beauty; to the marvels of diversity at play on a living canvas, the Quest radiates to four of the greatest wonders on the planet, Iguaçu Falls in Brazil and Argentina; Easter Island in Chile; the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.


Tellys  – The  top award for Cinematography (Silver)  and the Bronze in Travel/Tourism programing. Read the press release …
Cine Golden Eagle Award –  Read the press release …


Exec-Producers: Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck
Director – Val Griffith
Producers: Didrik Johnck, Laura Hubber
Host – Richard Bangs
Cinematography – Karel Bauer (DP) and Didrik Johnck
Writers – Richard Bangs, Val Griffith, Laura Hubber, and Christian Kallen
Editor – Dan Larson
Special Segments Editor – Margaret Andres
Post Production Color – John Davidson Color
Post Production Audio – Clatter & Din
Richard Bangs’ Quests Title Sequence – Scott Finley/Mighty Media Studios
Map Animations – Mad Bird Design
Graphics – Howie Abernathy

About “Richard Bangs’ Quests”: This new series of public television specials is the evolution from the popular and multiple award-winning “Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose” series, taking it to a new level of narrative and production values, exploring the world with the classic storytelling arc of a journey that seeks truth and beauty. It takes viewers on a passage that not only celebrates the joy and discovery of movement, and the great tourism assets of a destination, but also showcases travel that makes a difference.

Production Partners: Orbitz WorldwideLAN Airlines, TravelSmith, American Public Television (APT) and hosting station KQED.