The growing awareness of the locals in the Peruvian and Colombian Amazonas.
In 2012 Thomas Miklautsch travelled into the Colombian Rainforest to search for indigenous tribes that still used to live in a very traditional way. Yet thanks to the ruthless efforts of BBC reporters in the area of the upper Rio Javari the pureness of these local tribes had been destroyed. So Thomas’ crew had to change plans and go a new way finding a different story for their documentary.
As the most prolific documentaries always turn out to be much more influenced by chance than by rigorous planning Thomas and his crew drifted with the flow of the Amazon. Over the course of their journey they met many more interesting characters along the line with profound lives and backgrounds and that made this film a more inspiring piece of art than first anticipated.
The story starts with a local fisherman and biologist nearby Leticia in the Colombian Amazon, a guy who crosses the entire Amazon in his self-made ‘bicycleboat’ and heads towards Peru, meeting the famous artist Francisco Grippa. Finally they arrive at the Rio Ampiyacu near Iquitos, where they were introduced into the life of the Yagua and Huitoto/Bora people.
A meeting of audiovisual film-art, great cinematogrophy, fantastic music with up to date information about the endangered tribes of the Peruvian Amazon.