The Road to Home

53 mins  |  2015  |  16:9
Producer, director, camera & editor

The Road to Home is an award-winning documentary that follows Benny Wenda, an exiled West Papuan independence leader and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

In 2002, he was arrested and placed on trial by the Indonesian authorities following a crackdown on pro-independence figures in the restive region. He launched a miraculous escape from prison during his trial, eventually making his way to safety in neighbouring Papua New Guinea. Several months later he was granted political asylum in the UK, from where he now leads the global campaign for West Papua’s independence.

Provided exclusive access, The Road To Home follows Benny Wenda in his life as a leader in exile. From meeting political leaders through to addressing international parliaments and conferences, the documentary provides an insight into the tireless work of a man with one goal – freedom for his people and the possibility of one day returning home.

Awards: Best Documentary – Amsterdam Film Festival, 2016

Watch: Film available on DVD