DUG OUT

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DUG OUT

BENJAMIN SADD

Mankind has been using dugout canoes for over 8 000 years. But this doesn’t mean that building one from scratch is easy, as film-maker Benjamin Sadd and artist James Trundle, both from the south of England, discover on a journey to the Ecuadorian Amazon, where they live with an indigenous community, learn how to build a canoe and then take it on a journey down the river.

Capturing the beauty of the landscape, the people and the wildlife they encountered turned out to be so much more important than the distance or number of miles they travelled on their two month voyage through one of the most biodiverse areas of the world.