The Last Honey Hunter

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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 the delicacies of the forest: delicious insects, fermentable fruits, 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 FO
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Film Info
Country:US
Running Time:35 min.
Director:Ben Knight
Producer:Ben Ayers
Renan Ozturk
Travis Rummel
Cinematographer:Ben Knight
Renan Ozturk
Editor:Ben Knight
Cast:Maule Dhan Rai

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After being visited by a spirit in his dreams, Maule Dhan Rai is determined to pass along a dangerous generations-old Nepali tradition.

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Ben Knight studied photography at Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina, and, with filmmaking partner Travis Rummel, has won more than 50 film festival awards in the past 12 years. The duo was nominated for National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year for their 2006 documentary DamNation. He lives with his wife, Margaret, in Howard, Colorado.