The Law of The Jungle
51m 59s | Crime
In Peru, the oil industry is mostly outsourced to foreign companies. In the rainforest oil fields, the indigenous population is increasingly persecuted and confrontation with companies and police occurs frequently. After a policeman is killed at a peaceful protest, various indigenous campaigners are arrested on murder charges. One of their leaders, Fachin, contacts a leading defence lawyer who specialises in indigenous cases, in an effort to challenge the normal routine of unjust imprisonment. The film also considers the effect of the camera - is the case and the possible verdict changed by the filmmaker's presence, especially with a foreign crew?