The climate crisis is viewed through the eyes of Indigenous land defenders in the new documentary The Condor and the Eagle.
The Condor and the Eagle profiles four Indigenous leaders on a journey from the Boreal forest to the heart of the Amazon while leading a resistance against environmental devastation and fossil fuel dependency and finding a way towards a sustainable future.
From the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to the oil fields of Texas, to the Ecuadorian Amazon, The Condor & the Eagle tells the story of the collective struggle of the Indigenous peoples of North and South America in their fight to preserve their communities and to protect the Earth from climate change.
The Condor and the Eagle is also a story of solidarity among Indigenous women of the Americas as they have come together to protect First Nations women from exploitation and violence.
Directed by husband-and-wife team Clement and Sophie Guerra, It took the directors five years to finish the film, which premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival in New York State in October 2019. It is currently available to watch online.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.