Introduction before screening
Moving frm the deep Amazon rainforest to Washington D.C. and back, SPEARS FROM ALL SIDES follows the battle between big oil and the native Waorani people in Ecuador. It is a dramatic story of deception, brutality, betrayal, and in the end hope.
Filmed over 3 years, SPEARS FROM ALL SIDES covers the fight by the Waorani people to remove the oil companies from their lands and preserve the Yasuni Park - one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world.
In 2013 Ecuador's President Correa announced an end to the moratorium on oil drilling in the Yasuni park, opening it - and Waorani lands - to oil drilling once again. Extensive drilling in Ecuador is not only further destroying the Amazon rainforest and the livelihoods of local people, but also continues a dangerous global addiction to oil - contributing to further global warming.
Nowhere in the world are the battle lines on climate change and indigenous rights more sharply drawn than in the Amazon rainforest - where any destruction affects the entire planet. Spears from All Sides reveals the progress of this new oil invasion from the intimate persective of the Waorani people.
Moving fom the deep Amazon rainforest to Washington D.C. and back, it is a dramatic story of deception, brutality, betrayal, and in the end hope.
- Commences Saturday, 22 Feb 2020
- Rating E
- Genre To Be Advised
- Running Time 90