AINBO: Spirit of the Amazon


Ainbo is the story of a young girl who was born and grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon in the village of Candamo. One day she discovers that her homeland is being threatened and realizes that there are other humans in the world besides her people. Using the help of her spirit guides, the skinny armadillo “Dillo” and the heavy-set tapir “Vaca”, she embarks on a journey to seek help from the most powerful Mother Spirit of the Amazon, Turtle “Motelo Mama”. As she fi ghts to save her paradise against the greed and exploitation of illegal gold-mining, she struggles to reverse the destruction and the impending evil of the “Yacaruna”, the darkest demon that lives in the Amazon. Guided by her mother’s spirit, Ainbo is determined to save her land and her people before it’s too late.


José Zelada
Thom Hoffman
Country of Origin
USA / Peru
Year of Production
Original Title
AINBO: Spirit of the Amazon
World Premiere
15. April 2021
Domestic Premiere
26. August 2021
85 min
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