Trans-Cutucú - Back to the Rainforest

Trans-Cutucu - Zurück in den Urwald – Lisa Faessler, Ecuador, 2009
Shuar – Lisa Faessler, Ecuador, 1986

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The mountain massif of Cutucú in the south of the Amazon region in Ecuador was a kind of defense against the environmental destruction for the native population but in the same time an obstacle. The people had no access to the modern world outside. The road through the Cutucú now allows mobility in order to exploit the fossil resurces but it grants the natives a way to reach the so called civilized world. The process happens in an unspectacular way. Where progress starts it cannot be stopped anymore: Escavating, digging, shovelling, grubbing, selling and buying: everyday madness. Excerpts from the film Shuar, People of the Sacred Waterfalls (1986) recall us, how in the traditional culture of the Shuar nature was an integrated part of life and mobility was achieved in the hallucinogenic ecstasy with no bounds. Today the natives are transporting wooden boards with horses to civilization. Wood is the fastest business, other products must first be created. Now the jungle disappears in everyday madness

trigon-film dvd-edition 166
Language OV Subtitles english, deutsch, français
Length 90 min. Screen 16/9 PAL Sound DD FSK 16+ Region code All regions
Bonus Shuar, People of the Sacred Waterfall, Switzerland 1986, documentary (89 min., OV/deutsch)

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