Yasuni Man

Presented with the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development

The Andes and Amazon collide in a wilderness teeming with biodiversity, natural resources and the indigenous Waorani people. Despite a UNESCO world heritage site designation, nothing endemic to Yasuni National Park is safe from rapacious outsiders. A conflict rages that has pitted biodiversity and human rights against the extractive industries intent on dismantling Yasuni. The film journeys over 1500 miles to explore the megafauna and Waorani communities entrenched in the heart of this social, political, environmental and human rights drama. Directed and produced by Ryan P. Killackey.

Preceded by Mercury UprisingВ 

Discussion with filmmaker Ryan P. Killackey and Matt Finer, Research Specialist, Amazon Conservation Association, follows screening.

Friday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St., NW (Metro: Columbia Heights)

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