SPEARS FROM ALL SIDES
Directed by Christopher Walker
Ecuador & US, 1 hr 30 mins, PNW premiere
In 2013 Ecuador's President Correa announced an end to the moratorium on oil drilling in the Yasuni Park - one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world. Opening the Park - and Waorani lands - to oil drilling once again. Extensive oil drilling in Ecuador is not only further destroying the Amazon rainforest and the livelihoods of local people, but also continues our 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. Filmed over 3 years, SPEARS FROM ALL SIDES reveals the progress of this new oil invasion from the intimate perspective of the Waorani people. Moving from the deep Amazon rainforest to Washington D.C. and back, it is a dramatic story of deception, brutality, betrayal, and in the end hope.
Special guests: Bark