The Road to Independence
Showing in: Wanaka
Wanaka Session 10: Tuesday July 2
Wanaka 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
60 mins, Director: Olie Hunter Smart, UK, NZ premiere.
Olie took on an immense challenge; to walk the length of India, a 4,500km journey that saw him on his feet for seven months seeking out untold stories of Independence and Partition. His route saw him trekking over snowy mountain passes high up in the Himalayas, battling intense heat in the northern plains, and being drenched to the bone by monsoon rains as he walked through the rural heartland of the country. Following in Gandhi’s footsteps, Olie immerses himself in the culture, being invited in by so many of the people he encounters, recording shocking and heartfelt first-hand accounts of India’s struggle for freedom 70 years earlier.