The Curse of Abundance

Battling globalisation in one of the world's richest natural landscapes

The Curse of Abundance Which come first, people or oil? When money and morality collide, there's only one winner. The Yasuni Park in Ecuador is a haven of biodiversity and home to indigenous tribes. It also holds a third of the country's oil reserves. Ecuador had agreed to keep the oil in the ground. But as powerful new interest groups emerge, the future of the Park, and the people who have called it home for thousands of years, come into question.

LaurelWorld Media Festival Hamburg - Golden Award for Global Issues Documentary
LaurelGolden Nymph Film Festival - Prince Rainier III Award Nomination

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The Producers

Ewa Ewart, Director

Ewa Ewart is a journalist and an award-winning filmmaker who specialises in ground breaking and influential documentaries. She was born and raised in Poland, but she has spent most of her career based at the BBC TV in London, England.
She has travelled and worked in many countries of the world, producing and directing
programmes ranging from investigations to political and social observational documentaries.

Her films have revealed new information about issues such as corruption in Boris Yeltsin's Russia, secret prison camps in North Korea, civil war in Colombia or secret and illegal CIA extraordinary rendition programme for people suspected of terrorism.

Her documentaries told some of the most memorable stories like the tragedy in Beslan, made for the first anniversary of a terrorist attack in which more then 170 children were killed. In the second film she highlighted the trauma still suffered by many child survivors five years after the atrocity.

For the last few years she has been the presenter of an international documentary strand onTVN24 and TVN24Bis, American owned commercial channels in Poland.

Krupa Gallery, Producers

The Krupa Gallery is an idea and a place that came into being as a result of a passion shared by Sylwia and Piotr Krupa. It is a passion to engage in important topics, with international reach. The Krupa Gallery as a venue is currently materialising in a historic tenement at the Market Square in Wrocław, Poland.

Contemporary art by artists from Poland and Central Europe will be presented there. It will also be a venue for important debates and conversations about the condition of our world. The first step towards this was the production of Ewa Ewart's documentary “The Curse of Abundance”, which forces the viewer to think deeply.

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