ALTHOUGH he has retired from the ring, kickboxer Stanley Nandex still fights to promote and showcase Papua New Guinea to the world.
The former world champion has been talking with an international film crew to shoot a documentary in PNG.
Crew of The Blue Continent have confirmed in an e-mail to Nandex that they will arrive in Port Moresby on April 29 for the filming.
On completion, the documentary will be aired on the Travel Channel International which is one of the biggest international channels in Europe.
Its reach and audience makes it one of the biggest travel media in the United Kingdom and Europe.
The documentary will feature Nandex, kickboxing and his schools in the country.
It will also feature other aspects of PNG such as the culture, the people, especially the youth.
“We also want to look at life in PNG today and what is changing our urban lives and the challenges that PNG, especially the youth of PNG are facing,” Shane Mason, the director of The Blue Continent on the Channel, said in the e-mail to Nandex.
Nandex said he was delighted about the positive feedback from the Travel Channel and would be organising his fighters to be feature in the documentary.
“We will be visiting prison camps, gyms, schools and other places for exclusive filming,” Nandex said.
The Blue Continent producer, Camilla Andersen was pleased to hear about Nandex and said they would be happy to work with him on the documentary.
Since his retirement, Nandex had been striving to spread the sport of kickboxing to more centres in PNG, which also carries the message of HIV/AIDS, drugs, violence against women/girls and law and order issues in PNG.
These are also some things that will be looked at during the filming.
Nandex will be returning to Port Moresby tomorrow and will be waiting to meet the film crew at the end of the month.
He was in Sydney talking with promoters and international fighters for an upcoming international event in PNG later in the year.