‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ is a documentary highlighting the battle against abuse in Peru.
Follow the journey of Maxi Manuttupa, a single-mother living in Cusco, Peru as she embarks on a journey to her ancestral home.
The experience enables her to confront the horrors of the past which she sadly experienced during years of abuse from her husband.
After making the brave decision to leave him, Maxi took her daughter with her and began working as a maid in the city. She found it impossible to make end meet despite working as many hours as possible.
Maxi was determined to get out of this difficult situation and decided to embark on a job traditionally held by men – as a porter carrying bags for tourists on the infamous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Follow Maxi as she returns to her roots on her journey to overcome devastating abuse in Dead Woman’s Pass which is directed by Lali Houghton and produced by Poh Si Teng.
Her journey is even more poignant since more than 900 girls and women have been reported missing in Peru since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The documentary qualified for the 2021 BAFTA and has won Best Documentary Short at the London International Documentary Film Festival, as well as receiving more accolades including a Special Jury Mention at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Watch the documentary here:
Written by Clare Lush-Mansell, Travel Bugs