Itineraries that made history
An episode from the series MYTHICAL ROADS
Between 1857 and 1945, the French sent about 85,000 men and women to labour camps in Guiana.
This film follows the traces of some escapees who were successful in their bid for freedom, like Henri Charrière, alias Papillon, or Doctor Bougrat.
Their adventures take us through Suriname, Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela.