Yasuni Man

Best Feature Film

Yasuni Man

Best Feature Film

New York Premiere

In the Yasuni Biosphere of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the world’s most biodiverse forest, a conflict rages. It’s a real-life Avatar story: once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Waorani now battle industry operatives and their own government in a fight to survive. In 2016, Yasuni hangs on the edge of collapse.
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Together with his native friend Otobo, director Ryan Killackey embarks on an expedition to support the claim that Yasuni is truly mega-diverse. However, as oil companies encroach and violations of human rights run rampant, the Waorani struggle to assimilate as their forest Eden is destroyed, all for the oil that lies beneath Yasuni.[/read]

Directors: Ryan Patrick Killackey

USA, 2016, 92m
Category:

2017 Films