No sooner had they arrived in Mexico than the Spanish settlers discovered silver. They then constructed a road 3,000 km (about 1,900 miles) long to transport the silver extracted from the mines northward, then toward the West. A road full of hopes and riddled with pitfalls and dangers, this is the road director Christophe Cousin is going to take, from Mexico to the southern United States. He wants to meet the dreamers, illegal immigrants, and others who still today travel the Silver Road.
About Mythical Roads:
Whether remote or packed with tourists, recent or old, famous or forgotten, certain routes are paved with legends. This series explores itineraries that have made history across five continents—some roads and rivers that separated countries, and others that formed links, creating pathways for traders, fortune-seekers, evangelists, conquerors, and travelers. As historical symbols, these routes now ignite the imaginations of millions of people in search of adventure and freedom.
The original and poetic approach of this series casts a new light on these mythical roads. Throughout the journey, the routes unfold through the eyes of the men and women who live and work along them, and who continue to sustain the legends.
Personal adventures alternate with extraordinary explorations, unforgettable encounters, and surprising developments.
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