Law of the Jungle

General Information

Author/Creator
La Cour, Hans, director.
Language
Spanish. With voice-over in Hungarian
Subtitles
English
Published
Denmark : Underbjerg, Henrik ; Frost, Stefan, 2011.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (85 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
In 2008, the Peruvian government divided Peru into over 100 blocks covering 70 per cent of the country. It then sold the rights to exploit the rainforest to multinational companies. In protest, a group of indigenous people decided to occupy the airfield of the oil company Pluspetrol. They wanted to let Plusptetrol know they were destroying their livelihood – for years their rivers had been full of oil, and their children had died young. When a policeman is killed, a group of the indigenous men are jailed. A week by boat from their families, they have to try to clear their names in a courtroom where everything is stacked against them – including a corrupt police force. Their only hope is an impassioned defense lawyer – and an eyewitness too frightened to testify. With extraordinary access to the judicial process, we follow their plight.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 3192---