Mountaintop mailbox: Réunion mail carriers

Nov 11, 2023 | Environmental, Travel, Videos

What do you do when you live in a village that can’t be reached by road, and you need to get an important message out to the world? You’d ask Cyril Maillot for help. Cyril is a mail carrier in Réunion, an island in the Indian Ocean, and he takes his job very seriously. With a backpack full of mail and a steely determination, Cyril hikes deep into the mountainous region of Mafate, traversing narrow paths and steep ascents – even when it rains and streams swell into raging rivers. For the people who live in these remote areas, Cyril is their only hope of receiving news from the outside world.
But for Cyril, this is more than just a job. It’s a personal yoga that allows him to disconnect from city life and immerse himself in the natural beauty of his surroundings. Follow Cyril’s journey through the mountains of Réunion and witness the incredible effort he puts forth to ensure that every letter and package makes it to its destination, in this awe-inspiring documentary by Lisa Louis.

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