Synopsis

The Achuar territory, which straddles the Ecuador-Peru border, is currently home to one of the most diverse and best protected eco-systems in the world. For the most part a 'non-contact' ethnic group right up until the arrival of catholic missionaries in the early 1970s, the Achuar have been thrown headfirst into a tumultuous and hugely abstract relationship with the outside world. The Achuar, who were granted title deed to their land by the Ecuadorian government remain stoic in their belief...
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