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Yasuni Man

Over the past seven years, US biologist Ryan Killackey has endured bot fly larvae, dysentery, bullet ant stings and malignant melanoma in order to film an intimate and polemical account of a remote forest community under pressure from US and Chinese oil companies. The result is "Yasuni Man", a 94-minute record of a stunningly beautiful region believed to be one of the most biodiverse on the planet at a particularly troubled time in its history.

"Yasuni Man" is a film about a conflict raging deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon. A real-life Avatar story. Once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Huaorani people battle industry operatives and their own government in a fight to survive. Join biologist-turned-filmmaker Ryan Killackey and his native friend Otobo as they embark on an expedition into the most bio-diverse forest on Earth. Witness what may be lost as oil companies encroach, human rights violations run rampant, and a forest Eden is destroyed - all for the oil that lies beneath Yasuni.

Director(s): Ryan Killackey
Script: Ryan Killackey
Production: Ryan Killackey, Tomi Sugahara, Pollywog Productions
Music: Richard Lauw
Actors: Otobo Baihua, Kelly Swing, Matt Finer, Judith Kimmerling, Wilson Suàrez, Esperanza Martinez, Moi Enomenga, Penti Baihua, Ramiro Avilaz, Rafael Correa, Ivonne Baki, Scot Wallace, Diego Naranjo, Eduardo Pichilingue, Alonso Jamarillo, Diego Falconi, Fernando Vaca, Tom Quesenberry, Domingo Gualinga, Augusto Tandazo
 
Year: 2016
Duration: 94 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
 

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Main topic(s): Natural Resources & Mining
Secondary topics: biodiversity fossil fuel courage forest wilderness
Mentions: Quito Amazon jungle indigenous people tribe Huaorani Waorani Tagaeri Taromenane oil extraction Yasuni national park Christianity missionary work Shell Chevron Texaco CEPE ITT initiative Coca Pompeya Boanamo alcohol deforestation sp
Topic Page(s): Natural Resources & Mining

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