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The island of Palawan in the Philippines contains one of the oldest, largest and most diverse rainforests in the world. It is also one of the most dangerous places to be a land defender. Inside this majestic tropical island, environmental crusaders confront murder, betrayal and battle to save their home for the next generation. Bobby Chan, a local environmental lawyer, leads a bold group of renegade land protectors who guard the rainforest by peacefully confiscating and dismantling the chainsaws of illegal loggers. The battle also rages on behind closed doors. Mayor Nieves Rosento of El Nido is fighting for her political life as her entire family is slandered by her opposition with support from the land developers and President Rodrigo Duterte. Delikado is a timely environmental thriller on how corrupt corporate and political interests are swallowing small Indigenous communities across the globe by diminishing their resources and limiting their power, one tree at a time. Ravi Srinivasan


  • Director(s)

    • Karl Malakunas
  • Producer(s)

    • Marty Syjuco
    • Michael Collins
    • Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala
    • Karl Malakunas
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Jody Allen
    • Suparna Bhasin
    • Jim Butterworth
    • Daniel J. Chalfen
    • James Costa
    • Erika Dilday
    • Sally Jo Fifer
    • Beadie Finzi
    • Alexandra Johnes
    • Ali Marsh
    • Laura Nix
    • Shanida Scotland
    • Rebecca Teitel
    • Chris White
  • Writer(s)

    • Laura Nix
    • Michael Collins
    • Karl Malakunas
  • Editor(s)

    • Michael Collins
    • Eric Daniel Metzgar
  • Cinematography

    • Tom Bannigan
  • Composer

    • Nainita Desai
  • Sound

    • Karl Malakunas
    • Tom Bannigan

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International Spectrum supported by

Donner Canadian Foundation

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