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GUYANA OTHERWISE : A FACTORY IN THE JUNGLE


26'
2006


VERSION(S)
French, International

SUPPORT(S)
SD

PRODUCER(S)
Kanari Films

DIRECTOR
Capucine Lafait Hémard

In the middle of the Amazonian forest, 1 day of navigation away from the coast and two days away from Georgetown, on the bank of the Barima River, stands “Amazon Caribbean”, a factory producing hearts of palm with its 200 employees and 600 pickers, all Amerindians.
Presenting the whole hearts of palm’s conditioning process, this film tells us the history of this uncommon enterprise, created twelve years ago, that successfully achieved to allow ancestral Amazonian indigenous way of living to coexist with this free market economy …
Amazon Caribbean is one of the first fair trade experiences. This economical success is more than that; it is a fantastic human adventure...


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