Today an incredible sanitary and ecological disaster is taking place in the heart of the Amazonia in an overseas department of France, on the border between Suriman and French Guyana. «Dirty Paradise» shares the story of a thousand Indians who are trying to survive the devastation caused by 10,000 illegal gold-seekers who hide in the forests, in a daily and derisory fight to save their land from destruction. For the first time, the Indian Wayana speak in a film and denounce the consequences of the uncontrolled exploitation of ’dirty gold’.
Daniel was born on 1959 in Geneva. After studies at the College Voltaire in Arts and at the Geneva University of Art and Design he continued his studies
in France at ESEC. His trilogy about right-wing extremists had a wide echo and is a significant testimony to radical extremism. With his film ’Dirty Paradise’ he won the GRAND PRIX at the Festival du film et forum international sur les droits humains in March 2010 in Geneva. Daniel Schweizer is currently working on a
feature film about an ethnocide in Amazonia ’Amazon Vertigo’