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The pilot of hope (Bolivia)

2018 • 52' • French & English

Poster of The pilot of hope (Bolivia)

Director(s): Pascal Vasselin • Producer(s): Antipode • Coproducer(s): France Télévisions • Country of production: France • Format(s): HD

Ivo Daniel Velasquez is an anonymous hero. At the controls of his plane sometimes a tiny Cessna, sometimes a twin-engine Piper he defies the quite extraordinary flying conditions of Bolivia to come to the assistance of the most remote communities in the country.

Whenever, Ivo lands his plane on the most unlikely airstrips, from the Andes and the Altiplano to Amazonia, for these communities he represents a vital link with the rest of the world. He doesn’t make a big deal about it, but, without him, the Aymara Indian woman having a difficult labor, the Quechua driver injured in an accident on dangerous road in the Andes or the Tsimane child bitten by a snake in the forest, would all have only a slim chance of reaching a hospital alive.

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