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“Los Decendientes del Jaguar (Children of the Jaguar)”
2012 All Roads Film Festival

  • Date
    September 29, 2012
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price NG MEMBER: $8 / 9-PART SERIES PLUS LAUNCH PARTY: $73 GENERAL PUBLIC: $10 / 9-PART SERIES PLUS LAUNCH PARTY: $91

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Photo: Los Decendientes del Jaguar
Los Decendientes del Jaguar

Photographs courtesy of the filmmaker

Producers: Eriberto Gualinga, Mariano Machain and David Whitbourn
Ecuador, United Kingdom / 2012 / 29 minutes / Spanish and Kichwa with English subtitles
North American Premiere

The Sarayaku people tap into deep reserves of courage to protect their rainforest homeland when oil exploration—including the use of powerful explosives—commences on their land without their consent. Their unity then leads them to a courtroom with stirring testimony petitioning for change in government policy and corporate practice.

Watch “Los Decendientes del Jaguar (Children of the Jaguar)” trailer here

Screened with the film Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge

A discussion with producer Eriberto Gualinga will follow the screenings.

Eriberto Gualinga is a member of the Indigenous Kichwa People of Sarayaku. He has directed Soy Defensor de la Selva (I Am the Defender of the Rainforest, 2003) and Sisa Ñambi (2010). Soy Defensor de la Selva has won numerous awards in Latin America, including Best Documentary at the 2004 Premio Anaconda festival, the Paco Urondo Award for Best Video on Human Rights Issues at the 14th Latin American Film and Video Competition in Argentina, and the Award for Gender Equity at the CLACPI International Film and Video Festival of Indigenous Peoples held in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2008. Sisa Ñambi earned the Award for Gender Equity at the 2010 CLACPI festival in Quito.

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