The world’s largest rain forest, the Amazon, spreads across nine South American countries with Peru having the second largest share of it. Around 700.000 native Amazonians live in Peru’s Amazon Basin. While most of this population has been at least partially assimilated to modernity, there are still some tribes who are living in exactly the same as their ancestors’. These people otherwise known as the Un-contacted are said to inhabit the deepest and least accessible parts of the jungle, keeping away from the reach of civilization and the hoards of problems that it entails. Throughout time these people and their way of life has come under threat for multiple times. First came the rubber boom and then illegal logging threatened these people. But nothing has prepared them for the ominous threat they have to face this time: the exploration of oil in their pristine environment.
These tribes have lived in such seclusion that some previous contacts resulted in massive loss of lives on their parts due to something as ordinary as a common cold. This time the greed of the US has pushed the Peruvian president to give the green light to American companies to start exploration in the jungle. The self-explanatory titled documentary is about this jungle and the threatened people.
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