This short documentary film examines the conflict that arose in Bagua, Peru in June 2009. Indigenous Awajun and Wampis activists from the Peruvian Amazon protested against new laws created by the Peruvian government that allow international companies to extract oil, gas and minerals from the Amazon without adequately consulting the indigenous people. Violence ensued which left 34 people dead, and over 200 wounded. This film was mostly shot at the Bagua Memorial, which took place in June 2010 in northern Peru. The filmmakers recorded testimonials related to the causes and aftermath of the tragic Bagua conflict.
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Made by two Canadian first-time filmmakers: linguistic anthropologist Anna Luisa Daigneault and visual artist Bronwen Moen.
Thumbnail photo of "hands in oil" taken by Ben Powless, documenting oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon.