The Forgotten District
The Forgotten District is a documentary film directed by Oliver Dickinson.
Between the Caribbean Sea and the Maya Mountains lies Toledo, known as The Forgotten District of Belize, Central America. For the last 20 years, the Maya have been promoting their own ecotourism programme in order to protect their rainforest and traditions. Despite constant opposition from the government and the tourist industry, Margarita, Reyes, Chet and their friends remain strong and optimistic. The film is a tribute to their tireless efforts.
The film has been selected by numerous festivals throughout the world (i.e. Festival International du Film d’Environnement de Paris, Rodos Ecofilms Festival, Festival Cine de Bogotá, Guangzhou International Documentary Festival) and has won several awards (i.e. Jury Award and a Special Award for promoting ecotourism at the Riga International Tourfilm Festival 2010, Silver at the Zagreb Tourfilm Festival 2012, Blue Danube Award for Best Tourism Reportage at Silafest 2009).