Dream People of the Amazon


Saturday March 7th, 2009 1:15pm Room 208
Sunday March 8th, 2009 2:45pm Room 205

Dream People of the Amazon

Dream People of the Amazon tells the story of the Achuar, indigenous people who live in a remote and pristine part of the Amazon rain forest in southeastern Ecuador. The Achuar had no contact with the outside world until the early 1970’s. Today, while still retaining their traditional culture, they are becoming increasingly sophisticated about the world beyond their forest. They know that the outside world is desperate for the oil that lies under their territory They also know that oil operations have brought environmental and cultural devastation to their indigenous neighbors in northeastern Ecuador, only a few hundred miles away. Relying on their dreams for guidance the Achuar are reaching out for alliances in the developed world – the very world that has destroyed so many cultures like theirs.

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