Voices on an Amazon Road
Quietly, an illegal road is tearing through the remote Peruvian Amazon. It is creating a path of destruction to the world’s top biodiversity hotspot, Manu National Park, threatening the survival of uncontacted indigenous tribes and a wealth of wildlife found nowhere else on Earth.
The road will bring an increase in illegal logging and hunting, the cocaine trade and human trafficking.
Our team of three British-Peruvian women - a journalist, filmmaker and scientist - have embarked on an expedition to this remote corner of Peru’s Amazon rainforest, exploring why many native people want this road, and what opportunities and threats it will bring. This film has been made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, The Scientific Exploration Society [as we were recipients of the Neville Shulman 2018 Film Award], itison.com and TentMeals.