Beef exports are a pillar of Nicaragua’s economy, but the huge cattle industry is leading to the decimation of vast areas of rainforest. Though much less powerful, groups of local inhabitants are its determined opponents.

The communities of Rama Indians and the Afro-descendant Kriol together comb the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve in canoes and on foot, looking for illegal settlers and trying to stop them from destroying the rainforest. But the farmers working for rich cattle breeders make no secret of the fact that they have no intention of stopping the tree felling as there is a great demand for Nicaraguan beef, particularly in the USA. People must pick one or the other: money or life? The answer is clear for those for whom the rainforest is home, but the corrupt government and police are ignoring their pleas and refusing to act. And so the locals try to achieve their goal by whatever means necessary.

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About the film

Original Title
Original LanguageCreole, English, Spanish
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraInternational premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginNicaragua, USA
Length83 min.
Director Camilo De Castro, Brad Allgood