It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen's dream journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl.


James W. Newton (as James Newton), Tom Allen (co-director)





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Tom Allen Tom Allen ... Self
Andrew Welch Andrew Welch ... Self


23-year-old Englishman Tom Allen is all set for a successful office-bound career, but he finds himself persisted by a question many of us face: isn't there more to life than this? Leaving everything and everyone behind, Tom sets off without maps or guidebooks on a quest to find the answer. But his new nomadic lifestyle is thrown into turmoil when he meets an Iranian-Armenian girl and falls in love. Tom does everything to keep his dream alive, but is forced to choose between her and the road. His decision takes him to the depths of the Sahara Desert, where - amidst challenges unimaginable - he catches a glimpse of the answer he set out to find. Filmed by Tom over four years with cinematic ambition, Janapar - named after an Armenian word for "journey" - is an honest and life-affirming tale of finding what you're looking for when you least expect it. Written by Anonymous

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Love, on a bike.


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Tom Allen: I think everyone should... should say bollocks to it and do what they damn well dream of doing. At one point, just say "Yeah, OK, I jacked in everything in order to follow my dream".
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Gives you faith in human nature
10 June 2020 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

Janapar is a really lovely documentary that started out as three friends who were going to travel the world on bikes but quickly became a solo effort. It should have been just an epic travelogue but turned into a love story .

Tom Allen comes across as an impulsive person. Some would say selfish or even reckless but there is one thing can tame him and it's the love of a woman and that woman is and Iranian girl called Tenny.

To be fair , you can see why he fell in love with her. She has a beautiful smile and wonderful personality.

This is really good film that highlights not only how love conquers all but how kind people can be all around the world.

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