Borja Alcalde on his magical new film La Sagrada Familia

Described as Little Miss Sunshine meets The Mosquito Coast, Borja Alcalde’s new film La Sagrada Familia will take audiences on a journey full of love, conflict, and life choices. The documentary follows two shamans, Carmen and Sergio, as they embark on a 1000-mile road trip into the Amazon rainforest along with their tech-obsessed kids.

We spoke to the Glasgow-based filmmaker behind the film about his own journey to making this powerful observational documentary, the challenges he faced along the way and what he hopes audiences will take from watching the film.

The film is directed and produced by Borja Alcalde, exec-produced by Adam Dawtrey and supported by Screen Scotland and BFI/Doc Society. The film will be ready for festival selection from January 2022 onwards. 

The film is currently in post-production and is looking to raise a further £20,000 in order for the final film to be completed. Become a vital supporter of the film by donating to their Kickstarter campaign which will run until 28 November. There are some very special and personal awards for those who lend their support to help bring this story of an underrepresented community to the big screen.

Watch the full interview below.