Ryan Patrick Killackey (USA)
Yasuni Man
92 min
Ryan Patrick Killackey (USA)
People & Cultures

Kamera Alpin in Gold 2017

This film states its message distinctly because of the interest, empathy and personal passion of the filmmaker. He describes the struggle for survival of the Waorani tribe, and despite the repeatedly shown brutality the film never becomes voyeuristic but depicts reality clearly. One can call this film a “true avatar” because it presents in an unvarnished way the tragedy caused by the modern economic greed for profit. The dilemma faced by that part of mankind who cannot or do not want to compete must not be hidden from the spectators. ?

A film about a conflict raging deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon. It's a real-life Avatar story. Once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Waorani people battle industry operatives and their own government in a fight to survive. Join filmmaker Ryan Patrick 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. Disclaimer: This movie contains brutal and honest hunting scenes that might disturb people under 16 years of age.