TRIBES ON THE EDGE

Building on a family legacy of exploration and environmental filmmaking, Céline Cousteau journeys to the Brazilian Amazon in order to bear witness to the indigenous communities' fight for survival. She shares their rarely seen stories of cultural pride and traditional way of life set against the legacy of colonialism and threats from outsiders.

 

Directors

 

Céline Cousteau

Country

USA, Brazil

Year

2019

Running Time

100 mins 

Website

https://tribesontheedge.com/

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 29, 2019

San Francisco Premiere.

Building on a family legacy of exploration and environmental filmmaking, Céline Cousteau journeys to the Brazilian Amazon at the request of tribal leaders in order to bear witness to the indigenous communities' fight for survival. She shares their rarely seen stories of cultural pride and traditional way of life set against the legacy of colonialism, and documents the ever-present threats to their land and health crises triggered by contact with outsiders. The indigenous people Vale do Javari help protect an ecosystem that produces 20% of the oxygen on the planet. The film allows us to share their story - but it is also a catalyst for advocacy and action.

DISCUSSION WITH: Céline Cousteau