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  • The Last Honey Hunter The Last Honey Hunter
  • Person of the Forest Person of the Forest

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Sequoia 2Sun, May 6 1:45 PM Buy Tickets
 
Film Info
Section:The Great Outdoors
Country:UK
Year:2017
Running Time:53 min.
Premiere Status:US
Language:Spanish
Director:Benjamin Sadd
Producer:Benjamin Sadd
Cinematographer:Benjamin Sadd
Editor:Benjamin Sadd
Cast:James Trundle
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Print Source:Benjamin Sadd
Note Writer:Susan Gerhard

Description

The vibrant green Ecuadorian Amazon, bursting with life, is the star of this eco-adventure. With generous help of a local Huaorani family, two young British men set out to make a traditional dugout canoe and row it down a river. It’s an arduous journey, but this duo is all charm as they encounter the taste of howler monkey, overcome G.I. woes, and evade unfriendly darts. Jay, the Huaorani master carpenter, not only does the lion’s share of the carving work but generously guides the young men through the forest, introducing them to delicious insects, fermentable fruits, and useful plant poisons. But where peaceful collaboration is the mode at Huaorani base camp, a series of challenges faces them on the river. The mystery lies in just how and in what shape these two—propelled by unflagging optimism in extremely unfamiliar territory—will arrive at journey’s end. | US PREMIERE

2018 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival—Best Artistic Film

Preceded by PERSON OF THE FOREST US 2017, 16 min, Directors Melissa Lesh, Tim Laman
THE LAST HONEY HUNTER US 2017, 35 min, Director Ben Knight

Thank you to our community partner San Francisco Green Film Festival.

Included Shorts

The Last Honey Hunter (35min) More
Person of the Forest (16min) More

Additional Information


Benjamin Sadd is a filmmaker and cameraman who has worked both independently and collaboratively on films such as the multiple award-winning documentary Jago: A Life Underwater, Rise of the Warrior Apes, and South Korea: Earth's Hidden Wilderness. As an adventure filmmaker, Sadd combines a passion for beautiful places and wildlife with a fascination for how our experience is shaped by our environment. Sadd explores the potential of adventure filmmaking to not only show human acts of heroism but also to raise awareness of environmental issues.