SES Explorer Talk: Eilidh Munro & Bethan John - Voices on the Road, Coopers Arms, Tuesday, 30. June 2020

Voices on the Road is an indie documentary set deep in the remote Peruvian Amazon, where a road is quietly destroying a protected rainforest, causing conflict and fear. But for some indigenous communities, desperate for change, it also brings hope.

To produce this documentary, filmmaker Eilidh Munro and journalist Bethan John embarked on an expedition in 2018, after winning the SES 2018 Neville Shulman Explorer Award for Expedition Filmmaking, to unearth stories on this hugely polarising issue, giving a platform for the voices of marginalized communities.

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.  

Eilidh and Bethan will be sharing stories from behind the scenes of their expedition and documentary, exploring why many indigenous people want this road to be built, what their expectations are for when it arrives, and what the realities are likely to be - both for them and for this globally important forest.

As roads spread to every corner of the globe, what does the future hold for the natural and cultural diversity of our living planet?
We are thrilled to be able to give our Explorer Award winners a platform from which to share their expedition progress and success with people that are interested in conserving the world that we live in ... and these talks do just that!
You can follow Eilidh and Bethan's progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Tuesday 30th September 2020 at 7pm (drinks from 6.30pm)
Albert Room, Coopers Arms, 87 Flood Street, Chelsea, London SW3 5TB
- Drinks in the bar from 6pm
- Talk in the Albert Room at 7pm (followed by Q&A)
- More drinks in the bar afterwards, if wanted!
SES Explorer Talks kindly supported by medelinked.

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SES Explorer Talk: Eilidh Munro & Bethan John - Voices on the Road

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