Dicing with Death: Guyana

The small republic of Guyana, in Central America is celebrating 42 years of existence. With just 800,000 inhabitants it is one of the world smallest countries and life is not always easy here. Earning a living can be especially perilous…

The roads here are treacherous but in one difficult journey taking mining supplies across the forest Roy can earn up twice the average salary; so he crosses his fingers and struggles through. Emile and his son battle to monkey mountain together to take the isolated villagers supplies, but when the winch breaks trying to pull one of the trucks out of yet another ditch it looks like they may be stuck here for a while…We also meet the tough as nails Guyana cowboys who work from dawn to dusk in the blazing sun often without food or rest.

A snapshot of the eclectic former British colony as its inhabitants get by.

Full Series


  • Year: 2012
  • Duration: 51 mins
  • Production: Tony Comiti Productions
  • Director: Julien Felix
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France