TFF: Spears from All Sides

Introduction before screening

Moving from the deep Amazon rainforest to Washington D.C. and back, SPEARS FROM ALL SIDES follows the battle between big oil and the native Waorani people in Ecuador. It is a dramatic story of deception, brutality, betrayal, and in the end hope.

Filmed over 3 years, SPEARS FROM ALL SIDES covers the fight by the Waorani people to remove the oil companies from their lands and preserve the Yasuni Park – one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world.

In 2013 Ecuador's President Correa announced an end to the moratorium on oil drilling in the Yasuni Park, opening it - and Waorani lands - to oil drilling once again. Extensive drilling in Ecuador is not only further destroying the Amazon rainforest and the livelihoods of local people, but also continues a dangerous global addiction to oil - contributing to further global warming.

Nowhere in the world are the battle lines on climate change and indigenous rights more sharply drawn than in the Amazon rainforest - where any destruction affects the entire planet. Spears from All Sides reveals the progress of this new oil invasion from the intimate perspective of the Waorani people.

Moving from the deep Amazon rainforest to Washington D.C. and back, it is a dramatic story of deception, brutality, betrayal, and in the end hope.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 90
Language
New & Noteworthy
Closed Caption eNews Privilege MDFF Monthly Matinee NT Live met First Nations Acknowledgement