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Documentary ‘We Are Guardians’ reveals the fight for the Amazon after shining at International Festivals

The film is directed by indigenous activist Edivan Guajajara and filmmakers Chelsea Greene and Rob Grobman; and produced by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens

After showing the real story about science, politics, resistance and the destiny of the Amazon at international festivals, the documentary “Somos Guardians” will arrive in Brazil. The film will premiere in the country next Sunday (8) at 7pm, in a session at the Rio Festival, at Estação Net, in Botafogo.

The national premiere of the film, produced by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens and executive produced by Leonardo Dicaprio, will be attended by the directors, indigenous activist Edivan Guajajara and filmmakers Chelsea Greene and Rob Grobman, and activists and leaders such as the Minister of Sonia Guajajara Indigenous Peoples. The public will be able to watch the work in festival sessions on the 13th and 14th, respectively, at Kinoplex São Luiz 4 and Estação Net Gávea.

“This film is extremely important. Not only does it tell the story of my people and my community, but it also reinforces the urgency of being vigilant and united in protecting our Mother Earth and those who are dedicated to preserving forests and maintaining biodiversity on our planet. This is our strength”, said director Edivan.

More than just a film about deforestation, the documentary brings hope through the stories of Marçal Guajajara, guardian of the indigenous forest, and activist Puyr Tembé in their struggles, but also explores the perspectives of an illegal logger in search of survival and a large landowner facing invasions and the illegal extractive industry.


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