An Amazon Adventure
The film follows Benjamin Sadd (a filmmaker) and James Trundle (an artist) as they travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon to build a canoe from scratch, then travel alone through the rainforest. The journey builds on their 10 year friendship in this isolated and offen challenging environment, testing their relationship as they struggle to deal with the conditions and the complexity of the issues that surround this part of the Amazon Rainforest.
This documentary film lacks a clear message, problem awareness and options for action. It is about two buddies who build a canoe in the jungle and have more or less uncomplicated fun on their "survival trip".
Only at the end of the film we learn that the jungle we saw in the first half of the film may no longer exist because the land was sold to an oil company. However, this isn't further discussed and so "DugOut" clearly lags behind our expectations.
|Production:||Benjamin Sadd, Trail to Anywhere|
|Music:||New West Studios|
|Actors:||Benjamin Sadd, James Trundle, Bay Nenquiwi|
|Our age recommendation:||14|
|Country of origin:||United Kingdom|
|Screening rights:||The Trail To Anywhere ()|
- This film can be watched for a fee at the top.
Despite the emphasis on the canoe itself, and the journey it takes after its construction, the real story of the film is that of canoe-making guru, Bay Nenquiwi, a Huaorani hunter living with his family in Apaika, part of Ecuador’s Yasuni reserve. – Geographical
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