Opening Night Film
Los Angeles Premiere
DIRECTOR: RYAN KILLACKEY
DOCUMENTARY • 94 MINUTES • AMAZON
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.
IN PERSON Following screening: Q & A with director Ryan Killackey | Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch/The Christensen Fund. Special quests TBA.
Cast Ryan Killackey | Otobo Baihua
Director Ryan Killackey
Producer Ryan Killackey
Composers Richard Lauw fest. Andreas Bamberger
Cinematographer Ryan Killackey
Editor Malcolm Lam