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We Are Guardians follows Indigenous forest guardian Marçal Guajajara and activist Puyr Tembé as they fight to protect their territories from deforestation, an illegal logger who has no choice but to cut the forest down, and a large landowner at the mercy of thousands of invaders and extractive industry. Through intimate, character-focused storytelling, the film brings the issues to the forefront — from the science of the Amazon Rainforest and its pivotal role in our global climate stability to the economic drivers of deforestation. The film weaves together politics, history, economics, science, and consciousness, providing an in-depth exploration of this incredibly complex and critical situation — the origins and the impact of which ripple out far beyond the boundaries.

Festival Participation

  • São Paulo International Film Festival - 2023
    Winner Best Brazilian Documentary
  • São Paulo International Film Festival - 2023
    Winner Prêmio Cultures of Resistance (Creative Activism Award)
  • Cinema for Peace Awards - 2024
    Winner Cinema for Peace Award International Green Film Award
  • The Hague Movies that Matter Festival - 2024
    Nominee Activist Documentary Award
  • Riviera International Film Festival - 2024
    Nominee Jury Prize Best Documentary

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