Marie Michael Library


Trinkets & Beads


52 min.

File No



DVD; Development Studies Collection


After years of pollution by oil companies in the Amazon basin of Ecuador, Texas-based MAXUS promises to be the first company that will protect the rainforest and the people who live there. This video tells the story of how MAXUS set out to convince the Huaorani to allow drilling on their land and subsequently how the Huaorani is trying to force MAXUS off their lands. The story of the Huaorani and their attempt to survive in the Petroleum Age on their own terms is an example of the consequences resulting in the attempt to develop the world.