Yasuni National Park: The Real Power Belongs to the People

Ecuador

Running time: 7 minutes - Language: Spanish w/English subtitles - Year: 2019

Film Summary

Yasuni National Park of Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse places on planet Earth. It is home to over 5,000 different plant and animal species, and the Waorani indigenous tribe. In 2013, President Moreno signed an executive order to end a fund that had been created to preserve the natural wonder. Since this decision, oil companies have entered into this untouched part of the rainforest to extract the crude oil below the ground’s surface. Watch, learn, and make a change. [Student Film]

Category: Environmental Racism/Justice

Filmmaker

Oriana Camara

Filmmaker Oriana Camara grew up in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. She attended Wheaton College in MA where she graduated this past May of 2020 with a degree in Film & New Media Studies and Hispanic Studies.  With a traveler, artist, and educator as her mother, Oriana quickly grew to have a fascination in learning about cultures distant to her own New England reality. Her work reflects this. She strives to document people, places, and their stories, while promoting dialogue about important global issues.