Amazonia For Sale
(The Awajún people and their struggle to protect their ancestral territory)
Documentary - 36 min.
Peru - 2009
Languages: Spanish - Awajun
The Awajun people have inhabited the Amazon rainforest since time immemorial, living in harmony with - and respectful of - nature. This ecological balance is now being threatened by a growing interest on the part of the Peruvian government and national and international companies in indiscriminately exploiting the area’s mineral, timber and oil resources.
As a result of this plan, promoted by the state in the name of progress and economic development, the original inhabitants of these lands are now threatened by pollution, illness and desertification.
This documentary tells the story of the Awajun people’s resistance and struggle for their dignity and territory, both now and in the future, seeking to avoid the tragic experience to which many of Latin America’s native peoples have already succumbed.
An IWGIA production in association with ORE-MEDIA
With the support of: ODECOFROC - Racimos de Ungurahui Working Group
Direction, Camera and Photography: Facundo López
Executive Production: Alejandro Parellada
Production in Perú: Racimos de Ungurahui Working Group - Marco Huaco
Technical Production: Canejo Productions
Direct Sound: Mauro Peteán
Camera Operator in Bagua: Martín Ladd
Post Production Coordination: Fernando Cola
Editing: Lisandro Moriones - Martín Ladd
Post Production Contribution: Facundo López - Virginia Medley
Visual Comunication Design: Anabel Garbet
Translation in Peruvian Amazon: Fermín Apikai Chimpa - Raúl Humberto Vargas Caballero - Francisco Quiaco Inchipish - Ignacio Mayan Yampis
Translation in Post production: Irma Tuesta Cerrón - Raúl Humberto Vargas Caballero
Guide and motorised canoe driver in Peruvian Amazon: Fermín Apikai Chimpa
English Translation: Elaine Bolton
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