Director: Sani Montahuano
Ecuador | 2021 | Quechua with English subtitles| 11.19 min
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In this story, the director recounts her childhood memories of collecting Tuku larvae in the Amazon forest with her mother.
Sani is a filmmaker with Tawna Films.
I am from afar, from the Amazon. Where the children run barefoot and play naked in the jungle, where the women laugh, where the elders guide their children as they walk. I come from the great Sapara womb, cradle of thousands of dreams, ancestral knowledge and filled with the great virgin jungle.
I have seen a lot of resistance over many years.
Continued resistance against that corrupt government, large oil and mining companies that want to make the remaining Amazon disappear.
Now that I feel and see my people in this fight I raise my voice so that they do not destroy my home. I work in Tawna to show our struggle, our jungle and our people through film, so that the world knows there are peoples who resist to protect the great Amazon.