NCLAFF Conversation with the filmmakers: We are Guardians

September 29, -
With Chelsea Greene, Rob Grobman, and Edivan Guajajara. A Talk about their documentary "We are Guardians." Lunch will be served.
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Thousands of people are illegally setting up camp on protected land in the Brazilian Amazon, killing centuries-old trees for export and mining rare resources. Directed by Indigenous activist Edivan Guajajara and environmental filmmakers Chelsea Greene and Rob Grobman, We Are Guardians artfully shares the stories of the people impacted by this issue. We meet Indigenous Brazilian forest guardian Marçal Guajajara and activist Puyr Tembé who are fighting to protect their home from deforestation; an illegal logger struggling to make ends meet who feels he has no other financial choice to survive; and a landowner who is dedicated to preserving the rich ecosystem within his land by relentlessly seeking action from local authorities, with no answers.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)


Amazon Lab; Cinematic Arts; Duke Climate Commitment; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute (DHRC@FHI); Nicholas School of the Environment; Nicholas School Student Council; Office of Global Affairs