La Selva Tranquila (The Quiet Forest)
La Selva Tranquila presents an original look at conservation in the Peruvian Amazon, interweaving three stories of locals who must cut, capture, and sell anything they can to survive.
Katu, a hunter-turned-conservationist, struggles to fund his eco-tourism business in a wilderness surrounded by hunters and lumberjacks.
Trapped in a world of desperation in the city slums of Iquitos, Chepa must illegally sell sloths, baby monkeys, and turtles to support three generations of her family.
After the Peruvian government imposes strict resource management laws on the Mishana community's native land, this jungle village of eighty must find a future in conservation or lose its population to the pull of city industry.
Governments and activists speak of the importance of conservation, but we rarely hear the voices of people at the ground level. When locals struggle to survive each day at the jungle’s expense, how can they protect the land they love so deeply?