Law of the Jungle

86 min.DK/Documentary

Two years ago there was a clash between the elite of an anti terror police force and a group of protesting indigenous on an oil company¿s airstrip deep in the Peruvian jungle. A policeman is killed and the 'usual suspects', the indigenous leaders, are rounded up. They are charged with the severest of crimes, including murder, terrorism and violence. One of those accused is our main character: Fachin, hunter and leader. Under usual circumstances, the story would end here and the indigenous would rot in prison. But this time, a new self-confident generation of indigenous in collaboration with a clever lawyer from Lima and a local English pastor decides to take on the judicial system and fight back. They start to collect and produce evidence, in particular, video footage from before, during and after the clash.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Mord i junglen
Danish title Mord i junglen
Other titles Law of the Jungle
Keywords Indians, Oil companies, Trials, Court justice, Police brutality, Pollution, Peru, 2010-2019
Director Michael Christoffersen, Hans la Cour
Producer Stefan Frost, Henrik Underbjerg
Director of Photography Hans la Cour, Diego Marroquin Perez
Editor Niels Ostenfeld
Composer Timo Hietala
Production country Denmark, Finland, Norway
Dialogue language Spanish
Production companies Radiator Film ApS, For Real Productions, Fenris Film
Domestic distribution Dox-on-wheels
Technical info color
Danish theatrical release 28.11.2011
Cinemas Dagmar, Empire samt 18 biografer i provinsen
TV release 27.03.2012, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production companies Radiator Film ApS, For Real Productions, Fenris Film
Domestic distribution Dox-on-wheels


Direction Michael Christoffersen
Direction Hans la Cour


Producer Stefan Frost
Producer Henrik Underbjerg
Co-producer Cilla Werning
Co-producer Tore Buvarp
Production assistant Marie Manrique
Translation Marie Manrique
Translation Patricia Develouis


Cinematography Hans la Cour
Cinematography Diego Marroquin Perez
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Angel Augusto Rodriques
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Juan Carlos Vargas


Editing Niels Ostenfeld
Editing supervisor Joe Bini


Composer Timo Hietala

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Green Award 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2011-11-28
Anmeldelse Information Marianne Lentz 2011-11-28