The Last Forest

Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Brazil
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Ecology & the Environment
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Luiz Bolognesi
Producer(s):Caio Gullane
Fabiano Gullane
Laís Bodanzky
Luiz Bolognesi
Executive Producer(s):Ana Saito
Pablo Torrecillas
Daniela Antonelli Aun
Editor(s):Ricardo Farias
Writer(s):Davi Kopenawa Yanomami
Luiz Bolognesi
Cinematography:Pedro J. Márquez
Composer:Talita del Collado
Sound:Rodrigo Macedo


Shaman and activist Davi Kopenawa Yanomami has spent a quarter century leading a powerful international campaign to protect Yanomami land rights. But since Jair Bolsonaro took office in 2019, he has reversed this progress, allowing the Amazon to become open for the taking once again. Director Luiz Bolognesi and Kopenawa Yanomani address these issues together as co-writers of this breathtaking documentary. With beautifully realized scripted sequences, they bring traditional stories to life about?the ongoing struggles the Yanomami people faces in their fight to preserve the Amazon and their culture. As one of the hunters goes missing and the youth are swayed by the empty promises of the gold prospectors, Davi must lead his community. Struggling to keep the death, disease and destruction of prospectors at bay, he draws upon the spirits of the forest that keep their traditions alive. Heather Haynes

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