Benny Wenda documentary wins film award

The Road to Home, a feature length documentary about Benny Wenda, has been awarded ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at the 2016 Amsterdam Film Festival, in their Van Gogh Awards.

The festival celebrates films that capture both the artistry and progressive nature of world cinema today. Created to recognize and award films that have potential to move audiences and change perceptions, the Amsterdam Film Festival is devoted to filmmakers whose quest is self-expression and communication.

Filmed over a two year period by British filmmaker Dominic Brown, The Road to Home provides a rare insight into the life and work of Benny Wenda as he works to bring about the liberation of his people from the colonial rule of Indonesia.

The Road to Home is available on DVD.