Credits

Author director : Rafael Gutierez Pereira
Category : documentary
Duration: 52 minutes
Associate Producer : Backstory Media
Co-production Latin America : Cabala production

Synopsis :

At the time of the massive deforestation of the Amazon in favor of productivist logic, Ecuador has relied on the Knowledge Economy to exploit its natural resources and preserve its heritage. In the middle of the rainforest, a unique university was born: IKIAM, a true open-air laboratory. Scientists from around the world come to study exceptional biodiversity, and launch research programmes in synergy with local populations. Together, they are taking up the challenge of safeguarding the Amazon rainforest through an economic model unique in the world: a virtuous circle combining scientific innovation and ancestral know-how.