Isolated in the Amazon rainforest lives a community of children in deep intimacy with the nature around. Between the waters of the Pastaza River and the top of the trees, these kids run their daily lives almost autonomously and with a strong sense of collaboration.
“Children are often far more capable than we give them credit for, and Waters of Pastaza does a great job of highlighting this fact.”
“Lovely, patient documentary look at a group of indigenous Amazonian children growing up resourcefully with the forest as an idyllic playground.”
L’Europe autour de l’Europe, France, Special Mention – 2022
IndieLisboa, Portugal, Special Mentions – Árvore da Vida Jury & Universities Award – 2022
Kaliningrad, Russia, IFF Best Experiment in Film – Teen Jury Award – 2022
Berlin Film Festival, Germany, Generation Kplus (premiere) – 2022
Inês T. Alves studied Cultural Narratives at different universities in Europe. A grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation allows him to do an internship in documentary cinema at the University of the Arts, in London. Inês is a filmmaker and cultural producer.
Her short documentary, Around Corners, won the New Cinema Award in Porto/Post/Doc Festival (Portugal) and her first feature documentary Waters of Pastaza premiered at the Berlinale – Berlin Film Festival in 2022.