Reclaiming the Forest


1987 / 39 minutes

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

South America
Land Rights Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples Social Change Social Conflict