Among the Believers

18 May, 2017

Runtime: 92′

Synopsis

In the depths of South America, where the Andes, the Amazon and the Equator collide, a wilderness exists that is home to Ecuador’s last remaining people in voluntary isolation, whom aggressively defend their territory. 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 – Ecuador’s largest national park and Waorani Indigenous territory. It is now known as the Yasuni Man and Biosphere Reserve. This multi-award winning feature documentary ushers the viewer into a world unexplored and illustrates a cautionary tale of the far-reaching impact our dependence on fossil fuels can have on wildlife and indigenous people.

Ciné-ONU | UN Cinema screening of Yasuni Man, by Ryan Killackey (Image: Yasuni Man poster)

by Ryan Killackey

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The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

Ryan Killackey

Ryan Killackey

Film Director

Director of ‘Yasuni Man

Maria Cristina Zucco

Maria Cristina Zucco

Legal Officer

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Fernando Ponz Canto

Fernando Ponz Canto

Deputy Head of Division for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

European External Action Service (EEAS)

Carlos Jimenez

Carlos Jimenez

Moderator

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC)

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