Yasuni Man
Film Info
Director:Ryan P. Killackey
Year of Production:2016
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Keep It Wild
In English, Spanish and Waorani with English subtitles
Running Time:94 min.

Yasuni is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet and home to some of the most isolated indigenous people. Filmmaker Ryan Killackey takes us on an incredible expedition – a 1,500 kilometer journey along 7 rivers – through this Ecuadorian reserve, sharing the story of the conflict in Yasuni that has pitted biodiversity and human rights against oil and commercialisation.


- Best Feature Film, New York Wild Film Festival 2017
- Silver Audience Award, Mill Valley Film Festival 2016
- Emerging Talent Panda Award, Wildscreen 2016


DISCUSSION WITH: Ryan Killackey, filmmaker; Maribel Guevara, Ecuadorian Green Film Festival & SFGFF Board

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Ryan KillackeyA Chicago native and graduate of The University of Montana, Ryan Killackey started his career as a wildlife biologist on various research projects studying frogs in freshwater lakes, tracking and live trapping wolverines, and as a wilderness ranger at a bear observatory in Alaska, but his passion was with amphibians. After several years in the U.S., this passion lead him to the Ecuadorian Amazon and a transition to photography and film began in 2005. He has since worked on several projects for Giant Screen Films (3D/IMAX), National Geographic, PBS, Yale E360 and others. Yasuni Man is his first feature film.