After being screened around the world, ‘Voices on the Road’ is coming back home and it will be screening at IberoDocs Film Festival in Edinburgh this Saturday (29th Feb).
It’s a project particularly close to my heart, mostly for two reasons:
Firstly because it explores a complex issue looking at it from the eyes of the locals. It tells of the expectations and the fears but it restrains from painting the issue as a black and white situation.
Secondly, it gave me the chance to work for the first time with Eilidh and Bethan, two talented filmmakers and inspirational individuals; their passion and focus while working on the project were highly contagious.
No road. No voice. No future. Deep in the jungle a road is quietly destroying a protected rainforest, causing conflict and fear. Yet for some indigenous communities, desperate for change, it brings the promise of a better life… but at what cost?