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We Are Guardians

13th Parish Festival
  • 26 May 6.15pm
82 mins
Jersey Arts Centre

Directors: Chelsea Greene, Rob Grobman, Edivan Guajajara / Brazil / 2023 / 82 mins

A powerful and moving documentary that follows indigenous forest guardian Marcal Guajajara and activist Puyr Tembe as they fight to protect their territories from deforestation, an illegal logger who has no choice but to cut the forest down, and a large landowner at the mercy of thousands of invaders and extractive industry. Through intimate, character focused storytelling, the film brings the issues to the forefront – from the science of the Amazon rainforest and its pivotal role in our global climate stability, to the economic drivers of deforestation. The film weaves together politics, history, economics, science and consciousness, providing an in-depth exploration of this incredibly complex and critical situation – the origins and the impact of which ripple out far beyond the boundaries of the Amazon itself.

Directed by indigenous activist Edivan Guajajara and environmental filmmakers Chelsea Greene and Rob Grobman; produced by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

2023 Raindance Film Festival: Winner, Best Documentary

2024 Cinema for Peace: Green Film Award

Mostra Sao Paulo International Film Festival: Winner, Public Award

(£6 seniors and students)