Director: Ryan Patrick Killackey
Winner of Best Feature Film at 2017 New York WILD Film Festival and the Panda Award for Emerging Talent at 2016 Wildscreen Festival
In the depths of South America, where the Andes, the Amazon and the Equator collide, a wilderness exists that is one of Earth’s most bio-diverse areas – a place where mammals (including humans), birds, plants, and amphibians all thrive. Yasuni Man documents a conflict raging deep within this area, pitting biodiversity and human rights against extractive industries and human consumption. The Waorani people who inhabit this forest Eden were once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them; now they are facing industry operatives and their own government in their fight to survive.
Join filmmaker Killackey and his native friend Otobo as they explore what may be lost as oil companies encroach, human rights violations run rampant, and the wilderness is destroyed — all for the oil that lies beneath this not yet exploited land.
Released in 2016
Explorers and Adventures