Spears from all Sides
The story of how one small amazon tribe is fighting furiously to defend their future - and ours...
70% of Ecuador’s Amazon, home to some 12 tribes, has been divided into oil blocks, polluting one of the most biodiverse rainforests of the planet. Only one small tribe, the Waorani, have successfully fought to keep oil off most of their land.
Now, Ecuador has started to auction off the Waorani’s last virgin rainforest to the international oil industry. Filming over four years, Spears from all Sides follows the young, charismatic Waorani activist Opi as he tells the dramatic story of a vehement, community-based resistance in one of the most remote and beautiful areas of the world.