SAVIOURS OF THE FOREST (1992) [Feature]

USA/Ecuador (MIFF 1993 , Youth Film Festival)
Director: Bill Day

In the middle of a tropical rainforest, a man revs up his chainsaw and cuts down a huge tree. As the thunder of the toppled tree sub­sides, a cameraman pops into the picture and says, "We came to Ecuador to save the rainfor­est but there we were asking these guys to cut down the trees for us... what happened?"

A refreshingly humourous and irreverent look at the issue of rainforest destruction in Ecuador, this documentary has been described as Roger and Me goes to the rainforest. The 'camera guys', self-styled video warriors Terry and Bill, capture in an amusing and entertain­ing way the paradoxes involved in saving the world's forests.

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