The Long Rider

Sean Cisterna, Filipe Masetti Leite, Peter Hawkins, Arnon Melo, Aeschylus Poulos, Sonya Di Rienzo | 2022 | 96 min.

2023 Official Selection

When Filipe Leite leaves his adoptive home of Canada, the aspiring journalist sets out on an epic quest to ride from Calgary to his family’s home in Brazil – and later beyond – entirely on horseback. Inspired by Aimé Tschiffely’s 1925 equestrian journey, Filipe’s 8 year odyssey of over 25,000 kms across 12 international borders, sees the young immigrant battle intense heat, drought, speeding transport trucks, nature’s wrath and corrupt border guards on his history-making long ride home.

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