Yasuni Man (2016)

Yasuni Man (2016)
  • 95
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release year: 2016 ()
  • Running time: 94 min
  • Original Title: Yasuni Man
  • Voted: 95

Yasuni Man is a film about a conflict raging deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon. It's a real-life Avatar story. Once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Waorani people battle industry operatives and their own government in a fight to survive. Join filmmaker Ryan Patrick Killackey and his native friend Otobo as they embark on an expedition into the most bio-diverse forest on Earth. Witness what may be lost as oil companies encroach, human rights violations run rampant, and a forest Eden is destroyed - all for the oil that lies beneath Yasuni.

1Otobo BaihuaOtobo Baihua
2Ryan Killackey\N
  • Powerful film by 10

    This film had a great impact on me and I highly recommend it.

  • The Beauty, the Horror, the Insanity of it All by 9

    I am seriously tempted to give it 10 out of 10 but that would be saying it was perfect, which it wasn't. There were things I would have omitted, and other things I would have included, and the directory obviously made a conscious decision not to make it preachy or didactic. But then he didn't need to. The events and the occurrences that you learn in this documentary don't really leave you with any leeway about what conclusions to come to. If society can't turn itself round, then this film will be used some time in our impoverished future to document our global social & economic disintegration. It will be quoted in "The Decline and Fall of Capitalism" and join "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" on some future bookshelf.

  • Incredible film tackling huge issues by 10

    This film captures the beauty, terror, and sadness over the fight to save some of the last bio-diverse places on earth. Powerful film that reveals the glory of nature and the disgusting capabilities of humankind.

  • Thought-provoking and funny by 10

    The film is serous and takes on important issues but is also funny and tells an intriguing story.

  • Best Film Ever about the Waorani and Yasuni by 10

    As I am familiar with the setting of Yasuni Biosphere Reserve and the Waorani I find this film to be the most informative and captivating film about what is known as the most biodiverse place in Earth. It is so beautifully composed you will feel the depth of the Waorani spirit while witnessing the complex web of biodiversity. This film tackles all that is Yasuni and delves into the harsh reality of oil in the Amazon.

1Richard Lauwcomposer
2Malcolm Lameditor