Yasuni Man
40th IWFF
The Roxy Theater Screen 1Sun, Apr 16 5:00 PM
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Film Info
Series:40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Run Time:92min
Release Year:2017
Hosted By:Filmmaker Ryan Killackey in attendance.
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ryan Killackey
Yasuni Man
A documentary feature about the Yasuni Biosphere of Amazonian Ecuador, the worlds most biodiverse forest, and the Waorani, an indigenous Amazonian tribe plagued by deception, exploitation and murder. It's a real-life Avatar story: Once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Waorani now battling industry operatives and their own government in a fight to survive. In 2016, Yasuni now hangs on the edge of collapse. Together with his native friend Otobo, Killackey embarks on a mission traveling over 1,000 miles by boat and aided by a team of scientists, their research supports the claim that Yasuni is truly mega-diverse. However, as oil companies encroach and colonisation, deforestation, illegal logging, illegal bush markets, overhunting, oil spills, disease and violations of human rights run rampant, the Waorani struggle to assimilate and their forest eden is destroyed, all for the oil that lies beneath Yasuni.