Guardians of the Forest

Organizer: 
Michael Gilmore
Email address: 
Proposal Type: 
Documentary Film Screening
Session Date and Time: 
Thursday, 13 May, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00

Guardians of the Forest is a documentary film that tells the inspiring story of the Maijuna Indigenous group of the Peruvian Amazon as they fight for their biologically rich ancestral lands and cultural survival. The Maijuna culture is sustained and nourished by their heavily forested ancestral territory, which is increasingly threatened by outsiders. After introducing and screening the film, this session will culminate in a question-and-answer session with the producer and director. This documentary film will be of broad interest to conference attendees as it touches on Indigenous rights and lifeways, community empowerment, biocultural conservation, and environmental justice, among other critical topics.

Guardians of the Forest Trailer: https://vimeo.com/481911459