Prime Video is to premiere Emporium Productions’ documentary Operation Hope: The Children Lost In The Amazon this month.

The documentary tells the story of May 1, 2023 when four children were aboard a small plane when it crashed deep in the Amazon. The children not only survived the accident, but spent 40 days alone in the jungle until they were finally rescued on June 9. This documentary shows the true story of how the rescue developed with the first ever operation between the army and indigenous rescuers and includes testimony from the people who lived through the search, and the children as told to their family.

Operation Hope was produced by Emporium Productions, the indie behind the 7 series of Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons. It is directed by Tom Cross (Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, Extreme Tribe: The Last Pygmies). Written and executive produced by Emma Read (Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, First Ladies of Hip Hop), Dollan Cannell (Police Suspect N°1) as showrunner, Oliver Schmieg (Der Chaos) as producer and Kathy Hale (I am Killer) as director of production.

Operation Hope was commissioned for Prime Video by Carolina Antonucci (Senior Creative Executive ELA Amazon MGM Studios) and Laxmi Lorenzo (Senior Content Acquisitions Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios).

The documentary features Brigadier Pedro Sánchez, Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command of the Colombian Armed Forces, Colombian Army, who commanded Operation Hope; Eliecer Muñoz, indigenous leader and member of the Indigenous Guard who found the children; Dairo Mucutuy, the children’s uncle; Fatima Valencia, the children’s grandmother, Yeritza Mucutuy, the children’s aunt and Luis Acosta, National Coordinator of the Indigenous Guard among other real-life testimonies. Operation Hope is narrated by Gloria Emilse Martínez Perea, better known as Goyo, the singer, producer and co-founder of ChocQuibTown.

Emma Read, Managing Director of Emporium Productions said:”I am proud to be telling this incredible modern fairytale through all of the characters involved in the rescue mission, Operation Hope. Our unique access to the indigenous guard who found the children with the help of a magical tortoise and the children’s family, in addition to the military, is testament to Emporium’s leading ability to gain access to hard to reach people and places.”

Jon Creamer

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