Best Movies and Documentaries to watch before visiting Ecuador

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden 2013

A documentary film about a small group of people seeking isolation  and a series of unsolved disappearances on the remote Galapagos island of Floreana in the 1930s. Featuring voice-over performances includes Cate Blanchett and Diane Kruger.

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180º South 2018

In 1968 Patagonia clothing founder Yvon Chouinard and The North Face founder Doug Tompkins embarked on a six-month excursion from California to Patagonia, Chile. The goal was the ascent of the iconic Cerro Fitz Roy. Almost 40 years later adventurer Jeff Johnson retraces their epic journey. 

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Amazon Souls 2015

British anthropologist and documentary maker Sarah Begum travels to the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest to document the lives of the Huaorani tribe and the impact of modernity on their culture and everyday life.

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Galápagos : The Island that changed the world 2006

BBC documentary series about the natural history of the Galapagos Archipelago that became a source of inspiration for Darwin and his  theory of evolution by natural selection.

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Yasuni Man 2016

US biologist Ryan Killackey and filmmaker investigates the situation and consequences of  oil exploitation  activities in Yasuni National Park and biosphere reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The Liberator 2013

A biographical drama film about  Venezuelan military and political leader Simon Bolívar, who played a leading role in South America’s wars of liberation from Spanish rule.

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Que tan Lejos (How Much Further) 2006

A “road” movie that follows a story of two young women – an Ecuadorian student Tristeza, and a Spanish traveler Esperanza as they hitchhike from Quito to Cuenca. Along the way they meet a variety of interesting characters.

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