Please join us on October 1, 2010
6 to 8 pm
Yasuni Man – Oil, Conservation and Human Rights In the Deep Amazon
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Building 39, Room 201
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
For over 6,000 years the Waorani and its rival tribes have lived deep in the rainforest of Ecuador. Within this remote stretch of the Amazon thrives the most magnificent array of wildlife found anywhere on Earth. This is Yasuni Man Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most pristine and least explored places on Earth.
Beneath it lies nearly a billion barrels of oil.
Presidents and CEOs. Activists and lobbyists. Bureaucrats and diplomats. Scientists and shamans. They all have a stake in determining the fate of Yasuni Man.
Ryan Killackey is a wildlife biologist and documentary filmmaker who’s developed TV and film both independently and for leading networks such as National Geographic and PBS. For the past five years Ryan has been working and living among remote indigenous communities within the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Take part in a discussion of his next film project, Yasuni Man, a feature-length documentary shot on location.
Introduction by Joshua Cooper, PH.D.