Tribes on the Edge


Roxie Theater Sun, Sep 29, 2019 3:15 PM
Film Info
Director:Céline Cousteau
Producer:Celine Cousteau
Gustavo Neiva De Medeiros
Bill Miller
Capkin Van Alphen
Mercedes Zobel
Year of Production:2019
Film Type:Feature
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Big Business
Eco Heroes
Land Rights
Women's Leadership
Running Time:100 min.


Expected Guests: Director Céline Cousteau; emcee Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director, Amazon Watch


Building on a family legacy of exploration and environmental filmmaking, Céline Cousteau journeys to the Brazilian Amazon at the request of tribal leaders in order to bear witness to the indigenous communities' fight for survival. She shares their rarely seen stories of cultural pride and traditional way of life set against the legacy of colonialism, and documents the ever-present threats to their land and health crises triggered by contact with outsiders. The indigenous people Vale do Javari help protect an ecosystem that produces 20% of the oxygen on the planet. The film allows us to share their story - but it is also a catalyst for advocacy and action.


Co-Presented By:

Amazon Watch

United Nations Association Film Festival


A reception follows this screening at the Festival Activist Center at 518 Valencia, open to all ticket & passholders.


Celine CousteauCéline Cousteau is known for her work as a documentary film director, producer, explorer, artist, public speaker, brand ambassador and designer, and is a frequent panelist at the United Nations in New York. Céline is the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmakers Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Included Shorts

Where Life Begins (10min) More