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The Last Forest A Última Floresta

  Luiz Bolognesi

  Brazil     76 minutes

Synopsis

In this luminous follow-up to Ex-Shaman, Bolognesi’s 2018 Chicago IFF winner, the Brazilian filmmaker returns to the rainforest of his homeland to tell another bewitching yet tragic story of Indigenous culture under threat from outside forces. Working closely with Yanomami leader Davi Kopenawa (credited as co-writer), Bolognesi observes the tribe’s fight to protect their culture and way of life—increasingly endangered by an influx of gold prospectors tearing across and despoiling their lands, encouraged by the policies of the Bolsonaro government. Weaving together mythical reenactments with lustrous cinematography and sound design, The Last Forest is a powerful tale of community and resistance.

 Yanomami with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Wed, Oct 20 @ 6:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Special Guests*: Luiz Bolognesi (director)
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Media

Film Credits

  •   Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane, Laís Bodanzky, Luiz Bolognesi
  •   Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Luiz Bolognesi
  •   Ricardo Farias
  •   Pedro J. Márquez
  •   Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Ehuana Yaira Yanomami, Pedrinho Yanomami
  •   Talita del Collado
  •   Gullane; Buriti Filmes
  •   https://www.aultimafloresta.com.br/en/

Sponsors

Green Screen Program Sponsor

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Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin