In 2007, Ecuador launched a daring initiative, promising to leave some of its Amazonian oil reserves in the ground in order to preserve one of the Earth’s most vital ecosystems, as well as two indigenous tribes, in exchange for financial compensation from the international community. Sadly, the revolutionary idea turned out to be ahead of its time and in late 2017, Ecuador started a new phase of drilling. The film poses two key questions: What are the environmental costs of oil extraction around the world? And what role should the international community play?
followed by a discussion with:
Christoph Strässer (former Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance)
Lia Polotzek (Advisor BUND)
Josephine Koch (Advisor Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Member YASunidos)
Moderation: Katharina Schwirkus