At the Gates Of Hell, Ep. 05 - Threatened - Brazilian Amazon

(Amenazados - Amazonia brasileña)
Jon Sistiaga | Documentary, Series

2018 | 52 minutes | Spain

In parts of the Amazon, protecting your ancestral land can be a death sentence. We meet with the environmental heroes and those who will do anything to get their hands on these resources.


In parts of the Amazon, protecting your ancestral land from illegal loggers, and oil and gold prospectors, can be a death sentence. Shady businesses from far away, not content with destroying the environment and stealing the resources of indigenous communities, are now engaged in violence and intimidation. We meet with the environmental heroes, who are threatened daily, and those who will do anything to get their hands on these resources – including a hit man who has murdered over 20 activists.

Series Description

A series of interviewes in which journalists Sonia López and Noemí Redondo visit different places in Latin America where survival is not equally assured for all human beings. At the Gates of Hell explores some of the deadliest parts of the world where escaping abuse, exploitation, extortion, and even death is a daily battle. This series takes us deep into hidden worlds in Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Brazil.

Main credits

edondo, Noemí (interviewer)
edondo, Noemí (film director)
edondo, Noemí (screenwriter)
Vivas, Esther (film producer)
Jouve, Laura (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematographers, Iker Rementeria, Carlos Medori; editing, Alfonso Rogueiro, Derek Hebrard.

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DIRECTOR: Jon Sistiaga


YEAR: 2018

GENRE: Documentary, Series

LANGUAGE: Spanish; Portuguese; English

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adults



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