Organization: The Condor & The Eagle
Tzeporah Berman, former co-director of Greenpeace international's Global Climate and Energy Program says: “Their project (3 years in the making) is not just a film. It is connecting movements, supporting Indigenous Women leaders and building amazing strategic partnerships. I think it has tremendous International communications possibilities". 2015 Oscar Nominee Mark Ruffalo says: “I am very impressed with this inspiring Indigenous alliance initiative - bringing together Indigenous leaders from the North and from the South. The Condor And The Eagle is an an important Documentary Film in the making, witnessing how the Indigenous people are organizing their communities around Mother wisdom”: http://markruffalo.tumblr.com/post/110634522536/i-am-very-impressed-with-this-inspiring-indigenous?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Besides producing a film, this project is above all a multi-faceted alliances initiative aiming to bring strong environmental leaders together, on the scale of the American continent. We have been organizing a youth organizations alliance (Houston / Ecuador – to alert public opinion on drilling in Yasuni ITT – the most bio diverse place in the world) a Tar Sands / Ecuador alliance (prevention of future extractions in light of Chevron's devastation) a Houston / Peru alliance (criminalization processes) helping facilitate the Indigenous Women's Treaty of the Americas to protect mother earth (which will be presented in Paris in December during the COP21) “The Condor & The Eagle“ weaves together the stories of four North American Indigenous individuals (three women and one man) who take a stand against corporate pollution (Alberta Tar Sands and KXL pipeline) organizing communities where they live. During the summer 2015, they have been traveling to South America's Amazon Rain Forest to create alliances with Indigenous women also impacted by extractive industries. Eventually they will all meet again in Paris next December during the last United Nations Conference on Climate Change. The finished product will explore the links between climate change and natural resource extraction in the Americas (Boreal Forest & Amazon), land abuse and renewed ways to build alliances between Indigenous women. Most of the people we work with will be featured in the Tribunal of the Rights of Nature in Paris - our work aims to support internationally the Rights of Nature & Climate movements - through the Indigenous Women's point of view.