Christopher Walker | Ecuador, USA 2018 | 90 Min. | OmeU

Until the 1950s, the Waorani were able to successfully defended their area of settlement – today’s Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon – with the aid of spears. Then Christian missionaries entered the thick rain forest and paved the way for an oil company. Nowadays many of the tribes are estranged as some want to benefit from the short-term money the company is offering while others fight to preserve their land, culture and independence under all circumstances.

Director and Sound: Christopher Walker
Cinematographers: Gordon Durnin und David Fox
Editing: David Fox und Lara Khachooni
Producers: Lara Khachooni und Christopher Walker
Production Company: Phantom Films

22 February 2019, Green Image Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Colorado Environmental Film Festival , USA
2019 World Film Festival, Tartu, Estonia
2019 Ecuador Documentary Film Festival
2019 FREDD Festival, Toulouse, France

Filmography as director
2019 Spears From All Sides (Documentary)
2012 Tar Sands – To the Ends of the Earth (Documentary short)
2009 Congo: Oil Gotten Gains (Documentary short)
2005 The Dreamers of Arnhem Land (Documentary)
2001 Regopstaan’s Dream (Documentary)
1999 The Cow Jumped Over the Moon (Documentary)
1997 Hard Drive (Documentary)
1996 Trinkets and Beads (Documentary)
1994 Taxi to Timbuktu (Documentary)
1994 Sex Slavery in Thailand (Documentary)
1994 Burma Human Rights (Documentary)
1993 El Salvador: Truth Commission (Documentary)
1992 We Ain’t Winning (TV documentary)
1990 Inside the Khmer Rouge (TV documentary)
People Power
Spare Parts: The International Trade in Human Organs
A Question of Conscience: The Murder of the Jesuits in El Salvador

Christopher Walker is a multi award-winning producer, director of documentaries for international television.