The Curse of Abundance

Synopsis

When money and morality collide, there’s only one winner. The Yasuni Park in Ecuador is a haven of biodiversity and home to indigenous tribes. It also holds a third of the country’s oil reserves. Ecuador had agreed to keep the oil in the ground. But as powerful new interest groups emerge, the future of the Park, and the people who have called it home for thousands of years, come into question.

The Filmmakers

KRUPA GALLERY and POLISH FILM INSTITUTE present the documentary "THE CURSE OF ABUNDANCE" directed, produced and written by EWA EWART production by PIOTR and SYLWIA KRUPA of KRUPA GALLERY co-financed production by POLISH FILM INSTITUTE directors of photography MATEUSZ KRUSZELNICKI and MACIEJ GRUBIAK edited by ROBERT CIODYK PSM music by SZYMON NIDZWORSKI executive producer KEITH BOWERS sound PAWEŁ MACHNOWSKI cooperating producer WOJCIECH PAŁYS production team in poland AGATA DABROWSKA, MAGDALENA DAROBIŃSKA, STEFANO NARDONE producer and research - ecuador VERONICA LEON BURCH local fixer - ecuador GERANIO MACHOA consultant - ecuador DAVID SUAREZ additional research LILA WANDA ALLEN, JAN ROCHA drone operator MACIEJ GRUBIAK postproduction coordiinator JOANNA MYSZOR color grading TOMASZ POZNAŃSKI sound postproduction and mix GRZEGORZ KUBEK graphics and animations KRZYSZTOF URBAŃSKI archive research MONIKA ADAMCZYK territorial advisor LABORATORY GISCIENCE AND D4G - DICEA - UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA narrated by CLAIRE VOUSDEN with appearances by PENTI BAIHUA, FERNANDO SANTOS ALVITE, ALBERTO ACOSTA, DONALD MONCAYO, PABLO FAJARDO, ESPERANZA MARTINEZ, ROQUE SEVILLA, TARSICIO GRANIZO, RAFAEL CORREA, PROF. HANS JOACHIM SCHELLNHUBER, DR. KELLY SWING, DR. KIRSTEN THONICKE, FANDER FALCONI, PAULINA GARZON, NATALIA GREENE, ANTONELLA CALLE, JOSE MIGUEL GOLDARAZ, PROF. MASSIMO DE MARCHI, BASILIO MAMALLACTA, MANARI USHIGUA