Reclaiming the Forest

Reclaiming the Forest. © P Henley
39 minutes / Colour / 1987
Directed by
Paul Henley Georges Drion

Country of production United Kingdom

National governments, itinerant gold-miners, and indigenous inhabitants compete for control of an area of the South American rainforest. The film shows the potential conflict between the interests of aboriginal peoples and the responsibility of nation states to implement ecologically sound policies in tropical forest areas. It also demonstrates the complex relationship between culture and ethnic identity under conditions of rapid social change

Region South America

Keywords Land Rights Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples Social Change Social Conflict