FILM SCREENING: THE LAST FOREST
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December 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on Friday, December 10th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm EST for a screening of The Last Forest, a documentary feature that aims to introduce these characters and this conflict through the observation of the Yanomami’s everyday life. This screening will also include a special introduction from the director, Luiz Bolognesi!
Due to capacity limitations, we are asking that folks put in a $6 deposit per seat to reserve a spot. The screenings are free but we encourage you to contribute $6 as a donation to help us continue our programming.
Please note that all film screenings are in-person at The People’s Forum and we will be requiring proof of vaccination and one form of identification at the front desk.
ABOUT “THE LAST FOREST”
The native Yanomami people live in the northern region of Brazil, in a mountainous terrain of the Amazon forest surrounded by landscapes that are quite distinct from what we are used to seeing. Vast tablelands, waterfalls, and streams can be found in the dense woodland, while the exotic savannas often overlap with the clouds at the top of the forest.
In these exotic and unusual landscapes, the Yanomami write a rare history of cultural resistance. As other native tribes are forced into the assimilation of white identity – be it through the invasion of evangelical churches, or the entry of loggers, miners, and engineers that are opening roads or building dams – the Yanomami, guided by their leader and great shaman Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, fight to preserve their spiritual and daily culture. In order to protect their identities, they battle a real war filled with numerous internal conflicts. Such as the desire of young people of owning a smartphone or of leaving the forest in search of the city-life.
Year: 2021 | Directors: Luiz Bolognesi | Duration: 74 min