Amazon Connection

CONEXIÓN AMAZONÍA (Amazon Connection) is an animated short film produced forthe Amazonia 2.0 regional project, which is coordinated by IUCN South America, implemented jointly with five partners, and financed by the European Union. The film shows a journey through the 6 countries of the Amazon Basin where the project is implemented. It tells the story of the before and after of the project’s intervention, in different indigenous, campesino and maroon communities, in a universal language, that can be felt, heard and understood by anyone and everyone. It is an invitation for people to get involved in protecting their territories and to stay "connected for our forests".

  • Gabriela Arnal
  • Gabriela Arnal
  • UICN América del Sur
  • Rafael Marquina
    Art Director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Conexión Amazonía
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Portuguese, Spanish
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Velada Amazónica de la Unión Europea
    February 12, 2021
    World Premiere
Director Biography - 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 assistant director in numerous animation projects, including the TV series "Luisa", official selection of the Kolibrí Festival in Bolivia (2013), and "TEC+" nominated for the animation awards CHILEMONOS (2015).
In 2019 she directed the documentary web series CUIDANDERAS, produced by the Urgent Action Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean, about women defenders of territories.
She currently works as a communications consultant for the AMAZONIA 2.0 project, coordinated by IUCN South America. Through this project she directed the animated short film CONEXIÓN AMAZONÍA in 2020.

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Director Statement

I am passionate about film storytelling with environmental, social, cultural and gender purposes.