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Amazonia 2.0, the film, is a journey through the experience of the Amazonia 2.0 project, told through the testimonies of its protagonists, from local indigenous and rural perspectives, under the umbrella of national and regional efforts. The documentary rescues the legacy of the project in the people who were part of it; their communities, organizations, countries and region. It is an intimate essay that recognizes the human side of Amazonia 2.0 as one of its greatest strengths, which guarantees the continuity of what has been learned after 6 years of implementation.

Amazonia 2.0 is a project that ran from 2017 to 2023, funded by the European Union, coordinated by IUCN South America and implemented by a consortium of trained organizations in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname.

  • Gabriela Elena Arnal
    CUIDANDERAS, Amazon Conection, Amazon Constelation
  • Oscar Alberto Quintero
    Ecos de la laguna
  • Gabriela Elena Arnal
    CUIDANDERAS, Amazon Conection, Amazon Constelation
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN South America)
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  • Genres:
    Environmental, Green, Indigineous peoples
  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  • Language:
    Portuguese, Spanish
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  • Private screening
    February 22, 2023
  • Virtual Premiere
    March 21, 2023
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Gabriela Elena Arnal, Oscar Alberto Quintero

Gabriela Arnal, graduated in Graphic Design from “Los Andes” University, Venezuela, with more than 10 years of experience in the audiovisual field. She has worked as a producer, scriptwriter and director in numerous audiovisual projects. In 2017 she served as producer of the short film “Symphony of the Ceiba”, made for the International Wood Culture Society. In 2019 she wrote and directed the documentary web series CUIDANDERAS, produced by the Latin American and Caribbean Urgent Action Fund, about women defenders of territories, work that granted her the "Berta Cáceres" award in the DONAM'CINE Festival in Spain, 2021. From 2019 to 2023 she worked as a communications consultant for the Amazonia 2.0 project, coordinated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). With this project she directed the animation short-film "Amazon Conection". She currently works as a communications consultant for the REDD Early Movers Program in Ecuador.

Oscar Quintero, graduated from the University of Bogotá “Jorge Tadeo Lozano” as an Audiovisual and Multimedia Producer. He has worked as director, editor and documentary photographer for more than 10 years; and more recently as an aerial cinematographer. In 2016 he served as drone pilot and editor of the audiovisual component of the Project “Strengthening of the Venezuelan Marine Coastal Protected Areas System” for UNDP. In 2017 his documentary “Echoes of the Lagoon” was among the 10 best documentaries of the Wood & Culture contest. Today he works as director of photography, cameraman, drone pilot and editor in numerous institutional and commercial projects. He is also part of UNICEF Ecuador’s Roster of Videographers.

Gabriela and Oscar are co-founders of their production house Karua Films, dedicated to filmmaking with environmental, cultural and social purposes.

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