The Road To Independence

The Road To Independence

The Road To Independence

Having attended the Adventure Travel Film Festival in 2016, Olie Hunter Smart set off to walk the length of India, a 4,500km journey with the aim of uncovering untold stories of Independence and Partition. Olie’s route saw him encounter high altitude, extreme heat, and monsoon rains as he walked through the rural heartland of the country, following in Gandhi’s footsteps as he hunted out real accounts of that period of history from those that experienced it first hand. Olie’s first film, it is the culmination of almost two years of hard work, self-filming, writing, editing and producing, with the invaluable support and music of festival curator Austin Vince. 

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Olie Hunter Smart




57 mins


Cotswolds 2023, Film