Remarkably, the indigenous peoples in 1992, having endured centuries of severe oppression, took the political initiative to confront the nations represented at the Earth Summit regarding the ecological doom we collectively face on this planet. Marcos Terena is shown on film in Yakoana challenging the world's political representatives to hearken to the ecological wisdom of the indigenous peoples in order to reform their doomed practices. It is the story of this moment of turnabout which Anh Crutcher has attempted to capture through her documentary film. My interview with her attempts to capture the making-of-the-film story behind the story of the film itself. It is the story about one person following her dream and how, coming from contemporary urban life in America, she encounters indigenous people gathered from all parts of the planet.
"The Story Behind YAKOANA: an Interview with Anh Crutcher,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 3
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol3/iss1/6