PEOPLE & CULTURE

yasuni man

programme information

Duration

1 x 86'

Production Company

Pollywog Productions

YOP

2018

Definitions

HD

Episode Information

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: This film contains graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised. In the depths of South America, where the Andes, the Amazon and the Equator collide, a wilderness exists that was home to some of the last remaining uncontacted people on Earth. The forest in which they live may claim our planet's highest biodiversity. A place where mammals, birds, plants and amphibians reach peak diversity, together. Because of its biological diversity and cultural significance, the forest was designated a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve and Ecuador's largest national park. It is now known as Yasuni the Man and Biosphere Reserve. Now, in 2017, Yasuni and the Waorani hang on the edge of collapse. Yasuni Man, a documentary feature, tells the story of the conflict in Yasuni that has pitted biodiversity and human rights against extractive industries and human consumption.

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