Director: Denise Richards
Country: USA – Honduras
Site & date of filming: 2016, Honduras
Free Flight is a documentary on the Misquito people of Honduras and their attempt to save their natural resources, especially the scarlet macaw, from land-grabbers and poachers intent on destroying them. The Misquitos are a pre-industrial society who believe that every animal and tree in the forest is an individual whom they must take pains not to offend. They are the beneficiaries of a United Nations grant, but what effect will this have on their worldview? Can they preserve their culture, their language, and their macaws, who play an important role in the ecosystem and also symbolize freedom for them?