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NCLAFF Conversation with the filmmakers: We are Guardians

poster for We are Guardians: indigenous woman superimposed over photo of the Amazon
Friday, September 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
North Carolina Latin American Film Festival

With Chelsea Greene, Rob Grobman, and Edivan Guajajara. A Talk about their documentary "We are Guardians." Lunch will be served.
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Thousands of people are illegally setting up camp on protected land in the Brazilian Amazon, killing centuries-old trees for export and mining rare resources. Directed by Indigenous activist Edivan Guajajara and environmental filmmakers Chelsea Greene and Rob Grobman, We Are Guardians artfully shares the stories of the people impacted by this issue. We meet Indigenous Brazilian forest guardian Marçal Guajajara and activist Puyr Tembé who are fighting to protect their home from deforestation; an illegal logger struggling to make ends meet who feels he has no other financial choice to survive; and a landowner who is dedicated to preserving the rich ecosystem within his land by relentlessly seeking action from local authorities, with no answers.