1. This documentary shows a series of interviews with Achuar Apus. Achuar is a tribe of the Peruvian Amazon basin and "Apu" means "Chief".

    The film shows their concerns and anger about petrol companies invading constantly their territories for over 30 years, exploiting and polluting their lands, causing many disasters, not only ecological, but also environmental as well as fatal diseases in their tribes they cannot cure. They also show their anger with the government, in special the president Alan García, for selling almost the entire jungle to the petrol companies.

    Before media tools came along, information would go unnoticed, but now they have a voice through NGO's like Shinai and FECONACO, Rainforest Foundation, Amazon Watch, who are on top of the politicians avoiding more natural disaster to take place.

    In 2009 tribes along Peru started to protest on the streets by blocking them peacefully. Allan García sent the army to "open" the blocked roads. Shooting took place and the only information that went on the Peruvian TV was that savages killed some policeman. What it didn't say is how many indigenous they opened fire to and killed. Fortunately some videos of the massacre played on English BBC news and CNN, which then forced Allan García to go to TV and face the facts.

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  2. For Peruvian NGO FECONACO, which fights to defend the indigenous people rights and their territories from the pollution and destruction caused by the petrol companies.

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Peruvian Amazon Jungle_struggles against PETROL

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This channel was created in order to show crucial problems various indigenous tribes have to struggle daily with in the Peruvian Amazon Basin. Mainly, they fight Petrol Companies from destroying their territories and culture.

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