Edgar Sermeño Durand was hiking through the pristine jungles of his native Perú - when a group of indigenous people captured him and his friend. He soon learned their hostility towards outsiders stemmed from their ongoing battle against illegal loggers, who have in the past sent hired killers to force them from their lands to cut down large and valuable trees. Edgar soon convinced the Hawai Nuevo Amanecer community to trust him, and he began learning about their culture and history - and discovering for himself just how dangerous their enemy can be.
The courage of the Ashaninka leader Mauro Pio Peño and all the people of the community is an inspiration to all who stand up against injustice.
Video footage by Edgar Sermeño Durand and Adam Spencer
Edited by Adam Spencer
Music by Harun Davood