Update: Leonardo DiCaprio & Appian Way Join ‘We Are Guardians’ As EPs
This impactful doc is screening at festivals around the world now.
We’re excited to share some exciting updates with you about a film we’re very proud to support.
Leonardo DiCaprio and his team at Appian Way Productions have joined the doc “We Are Guardians” as executive producers, further bolstering efforts to raise awareness about deforestation and the work of Indigenous peoples.
The film will have its US premiere on June 4 and 5 at the Human Rights Watch Festival in New York City. And then the doc will make its Latin America debut on June 7 and 8 at El Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara in Mexico.
The screenings will be followed by a special Q&A with Indigenous activist Puyr Tembé and director Edivan Guajajara. Every time they’re present, the audience is captivated!
If you can’t make it to New York City, but you live in the US, you’ll also be able to watch the film from the comfort of your home from June 5 - 11, 2023. More info here.
“We Are Guardians” follows Indigenous forest guardian Marçal Guajajara and activist Puyr Tembé 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. Check out the film's newly released trailer below!
Recent legislation in Brazil puts Indigenous Territories and Indigenous Peoples at risk, now more than ever it’s important to support the Indigenous peoples movement! Find out more about this powerful film and learn about how you can take action here.
Stay tuned for more information about this impactful film and other opportunities to see the film in a city near you!