Yasuní Man, an award-winning documentary, tells the story of the Waorani people and their ancestral land, Yasuní, which is arguably the most biodiverse forest on Earth and is threatened by extractive industries and intertribal warfare.
Following the movie screening, CTR Director, Thomas Smith will be joining the panel discussion with movement leaders on the impacts of oil drilling on rainforest biodiversity and indigenous peoples, as well as its connection to fossil fuel-polluted communities and climate chaos in California and beyond.
Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director of Amazon Watch
Ryan Patrick Killackey, Filmmaker
Tom Smith, Founding Director of UCLA Center for Tropical Research
Monic Uriarte, Organizer for People Not Pozos and Promoter of Esperanza Community Housing
VIP Reception: 6:30-7:30 pm
Doors open for General Admission: 7:00 pm
Film Introduction: 7:30-7:45 pm
Yasuní Man Screening: 7:45-9:20 pm
Q&A with filmmaker and special guests: 9:20-10:00 pm
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