Film Review: Janapar

Review published on The Outdoor Times website 11 March.


Every time you feel like crap, or overwhelmed, or lost, put this film in your DVD player and disappear into another world.  Let someone else show you that there is no need for all those worries that you are carrying on your back.  Go out and do that thing that’s on your bucket list for the faraway future.  Do it now, and everything else will make its way to you the moment you stop searching.  “I love how this life changes people.” – Tom Allen.  The quote at the heart of it all.

Janapar is the story of a 23-year-old who leaves his life in England in the summer of 2007 with two friends, Andy and Mark, to pedal around the world.  No guidebooks, no maps, no GPS unit or mobile phones, but instead a bike, a tent, a camera and a lot of tapes in tow.  They set off.  One by one, his mates fall out of the picture, and Allen is left to continue his journey alone.  The opening image is a close up of Allen’s face.  The face of a shattered man.

Read the rest of the review on the Outdoor Times website here.


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