No road. No voice. No future. A documentary about what it means to live off-road in the remote Peruvian Amazon.
Deep in the jungle a road is quietly destroying a protected rainforest, causing conflict and fear. But for some indigenous communities, desperate for change, it brings hope.
The road is cutting through a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Manu Biosphere Reserve, and opening it up to the outside world.
Many indigenous communities are struggling to live in this ‘paradise’ and the road brings the promise of a better life – but at what cost?
Our short documentary, Voices on the Road, gives a platform to the unheard voices of Manu’s communities. It explores why many indigenous people have been campaigning tirelessly for this road to be built, despite the dangers it brings.
Will the realities of road connection meet their expectations and why are they prepared to risk it all?
The stakes are high, both for them and this globally important forest…
This award-winning documentary was premiered in November 2019 at Explore Weekend with the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Since, it’s been Official Selected for many film festivals across the world. Please check our events page to find out about up-coming screenings and talks. If you would like to organise a screening, do get in touch.