a film by Rafael Gutierrez and Nicos Argillet

Authors directors : Rafael Gutierez Pereira, Nicos Argillet
Category : documentary
Duration: 52 minutes
Associate Producer : Backstory Media
Co-production Latin America : Cabala production

Synopsis :

At a time when two hectares of the Amazon rainforest are razed to the ground, climate change is accelerating relentlessly, Ecuador has relied on the knowledge economy to exploit its natural resources. Located in the Amazon rainforest, IKIAM is an international research center unique in the world. Here, researchers and students are inspired by the animal and plant world to find concrete solutions to local and global problems: major pollution, water treatment, energy, medicine of the future… For them, the answers to the planet’s ills are in the forest, and they only need a few steps to move from the laboratory to the study site. By combining their strengths and knowledge in synergy with local populations, these scouts will establish new advanced posts deep in the Amazon in search of invaluable scientific treasures.

With the support of the Ministry of Biodiversity (Ecuador), the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (France), in co-production with Arte France”.