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Video: Devil's Road

  • Posted by mx-rider on July 18, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Have you guys seen this video? My wife found it a week ago and emailed me the link but I just got around now to watching it – it’s pretty cool. A little depressing but still cool.

    Devil’s Road
    By Broken Wagon Films

    Follow a father and son team on a 5,000 mile journey through the rugged and majestic terrain of Baja California as they retrace the steps of their ancestor, Edward Alphonso Goldman, one of the last great American naturalists.

    Their search takes them on a thrilling quest – by motorcycle, airplane, boat, and horseback – to recreate the historic, unprecedented expedition across Baja. They meet Mexican scientists, hospitable and vibrant locals, and are even greeted by old friends. But beneath Baja’s unwavering friendly and peaceful demeanor, many Baja Californians hint at a darker story that threatens their home and way of life.

    Realizing that the Baja of old has changed, the crew encounters the results of overfishing, destructive resource extraction, the excesses of tourism, and blatant pollution. Nevertheless, the crew captures stories of hope and aims to understand how lessons from the past can help us find a way forward.

    The Devil’s Road is an adventure film about discovery and change. It acts as an environmental call to arms that pays homage to explorers of the past and lends a new perspective to the strange but awe-inspiring ecology of Baja California.


    mikel replied 1 year, 10 months ago 7 Members · 7 Replies
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  • BajaGringo

    July 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    That’s a very good video with a very somber message but I really did enjoy how they explained what life on the trail/peninsula was like a century ago.

  • bajabill

    July 18, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I saw it when it first came out but enjoyed watching it again – thanks.

  • miraflores

    July 18, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    I saw this several months and I remember one scene where a man quoted his grandfather, saying “a man is defined by 3 things: orgullo, verguenza y dignidad” (pride,shame and dignity). My father said the same thing to my brothers when they were younger.

    • blitzer

      July 20, 2022 at 11:01 am

      I like that – sounds about right.

      • miraflores

        July 21, 2022 at 6:31 am

        If you learn to read spanish better, try to find this: “Discurso sobre el origen de la desigualdad entre los hombres” it was translated from french and speaks on that very subject. I found it fascinating as well as enlightening.

  • sawdogger

    July 21, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    I remember seeing this video when it first came out last year. A must see video for any serious Baja travelers and explorers. I remember it gave me a new sense of respect for travelers who ventured south into Baja a century ago. Was definitely worth watching again – thank you for sharing.

  • mikel

    July 26, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Excellent video!

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