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Waorani: Guardians of the Amazon
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[Available currently on the film festival circuit; for more information, log on to https://www.identidadnacional.org/.] Spectacular cinematography dominates Luisana Carcelén's powerful, award-winning, informative, gripping, captivating, poignant, ire-inducing, insightful, moving, heartbreaking, 37-minute documentary that showcases the brave, tenacious, indigenous women of the Waorani tribe, including Wina Omaca, Nemonte and Ene Nenquimo, Silvana Nihua, Obe Paa, and Jenny Pauchitona, who have flourished and lived peacefully in the Yasuní region of Ecuador for many generations of its people and banded together to protect their land, way of life, heritage, customs, and traditions when American evangelical missionaries showed up in the mid-1950s to preach the Bible only to be followed by greedy oil companies that ruined their sacred, biodiverse land as they ravaged the rainforest, erected oilrigs, stripped goldmines, and polluted the Amazon but the Waorani women successfully brought their strategic, multifaceted battle to the courtroom.

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