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Stanford senior’s “Journey of a Lifetime” airs on the BBC

Nicole Bennett-Fite

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Friday, September 22, 2017

by Alex Shashkevich on September 22, 2017 4:56 pm

Stanford anthropology senior NICOLE BENNETT-FITE earned a “Journey of a Lifetime” award to travel to Tajikistan this past spring and summer to produce a 30-minute audio documentary for the BBC about her experience. Bennett-Fite’s documentary is scheduled to air Oct. 2 on BBC Radio 4.

The Royal Geographic Society in the United Kingdom gives the award every year in partnership with BBC Radio 4. The prize offers 5,000 British pounds, or almost $6,600, and aims to sponsor “an original and inspiring journey anywhere in the world,” according to the award’s website.

Bennett-Fite, the only American to have won the award, used the grant to travel in Tajikistan for six weeks in May and June to explore the country’s customs, as well as women’s rights and issues.

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