The Wild Coast: an Exploration of the Guianas (Remastered)

In November 2013 I filmed in the Guianas of South America and completed the documentary The Wild Coast: An Exploration of the Guianas in early 2014. Now, mid -2018, I have decided to break the documentary into three parts for easier viewing on YouTube, and I decided to re-color the film (having improved in color grading) now employing the philosophy of less is more. I also made some small modifications to audio levels, as well as changing the Jim Jones track, and reorienting some music.

Of all my films, I am most proud of this one (other than perhaps Men of La Mancha).

This remaster is also in celebration of La Mancha Media's YouTube Channel, which any day now will hit its first 1 million views and 3000 subscribers. It took 4 years to get 1000 subscribers and in the past 3 months it has put on nearly 2000 more. The channel is in hyper-growth mode presently (following my films in the Pacific), and best of all, is earning solid monthly revenues through the YouTube Partner Program. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel on the button on the right of this page.

The Wild Coast Documentary Film is a physical, historical and philosophical exploration of the Guianas, the three countries that make up the northeast of South America. These unique, non-Spanish speaking countries, are still wild and untamed. The main theme of our film on the Guianas is freedom. Freedom has both been trampled on and clinged-to—at very great costs.

Part I of The Wild Coast explores what happened at Jonestown, where more than 900 people died during a mass suicide/murder, led by US cult leader Jim Jones in 1973, and further provides a magnificent view of Kaieteur Falls, the world's largest single drop waterfall by the volume of water, and an update to Werner Herzog's film "White Diamond".

Part II of The Wild Coast explores the freedom-loving Maroon people of Suriname who were brought as slaves from Africa, but rebelled against their slave owners establishing their own communities in the jungle and fighting back against their former slave masters. This group would later fight against the Marxist dictator president of Suriname, Dési Bouterse during the Suriname Guerilla War. We go the epicenter of the war—Albina and Moiwana—and then visit the tiny village of Melinque.

Part III of The Wild Coast explores the penal system in French Guiana, specifically Henri Charrière and his book Papillon, the greatest story of prison escape ever told. We retrace several of his escapes, including his first to Trinidad and his last to Venezuela, with a final glorious look at Angel Falls in the Canaima National Park.

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