Operación Esperanza

Amazon Prime Video

1 hour 26 minutes


Operación Esperanza is the miraculous true story of four children, who survived a plane crash deep in the Colombian Amazon and spent 40 days alone before finally being found by 4 indigenous men and a magical turtle.  Lesly, aged just 13, used all her indigenous knowledge of the forest- finding food and water and building shelters from leaves- to keep her younger brother and sisters alive while 200 men from the Special Forces and Indigenous Guard searched for them, in a race against time. 

Through first hand testimony from the people who lived through the search, and the children as told to their family, this documentary reveals how the rescue developed, with the first ever operation between the army and indigenous rescuers bringing a new era of cooperation and unity to Colombia. 

Operación Esperanza

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