by Michael Dorn of Star Trek: The Next Generation
The Yanomami are considered the last intact indigenous
culture in the Americas, a tribe little changed over thousands
of years. But their way of life and their very existence are threatened
by gold mining, development, and disease.
Keepers of the Flame documents an expedition by a group
of journalists, anthropologists, and doctors who journeyed to
the Venezuelan rainforest to visit with the Ashetoeateri Village,
a Yanomami settlement never contacted by the outside world.
"Five stars. An excellent work...Highly recommended for purchase by libraries and schools."— Video Rating Guide for Libraries
"Captures the startling innocence of a people who, according to
Baer-Brown, have never seen anyone other than fellow Yanomami, let alone
a video camera."— Los Angeles Times
"Humanizes the people who live in the forest...."— Jeanne Sauer, Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Film FestivalWINNERBest of Festival, U.S. Environmental Film Festival