FLARES FROM THE AMAZON
This documentary series collects the voices of indigenous communities in the Colombian, Brazilian, and Ecuatorian Amazon, who struggle for survival during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the midst of this global health crisis that reaches all corners of the planet, indigenous communities continue to fight for the defense of their territory. Extractivist projects and violence are moving forward, disguised under the Covid-19 pandemic's smoke curtain.
Flares from the Amazon is a 9-episode series produced in the Amazon Rainforest by democraciaAbierta, in collaboration with Agenda Propia in Colombia,Engajamundoin Brazil and the Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas de la Amazonía Ecuatoriana in Ecuador. The series was produced with the support of Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund.
Miners out, COVID out: Brazil’s Yanomami fight back
The Yanomami people in the Brazilian Amazon have been fighting the plague of extractivism for decades. Then the...
How I took the Munduruku fight to save the Amazon to the world stage
The Munduruku Indigenous Territory in the Brazilian Amazon faces many threats, but we know that we must unite to...
Oil exploitation is threatening the Ecuadorian rainforest – and the planet
‘No to Block 28!’ Indigenous and peasant communities are fighting to protect nature and their way of life in a...
Published in:democraciaAbierta: InvestigationHow oil, cocaine and armed conflict threaten the survival of the Awá people
'In our territories, the entry of different people and companies exploiting resources is advancing'
Published in:democraciaAbierta: InvestigationTucupi, a spicy sauce to stop Amazon deforestation
In the Colombian Amazon, Indigenous women are planting chillies to end their communities' reliance on the cattle...
In the Menkragnoti Indigenous Land, we are resisting more than just COVID
We depend on the forest and the river to survive, and will protect it from exploitation, says Pho Yre, an inhabitant...
In the Colombian Amazon, Indigenous people resist threats to their territory
Communities are trying to make their voices heard as mining companies and illegal prospectors eye up the region’s...
Published in:democraciaAbierta: FeatureThe Amazonian Indigenous communities fighting 'balsa wood fever' and COVID
The extraction of balsa wood is a plague spreading through the Ecuadorian Amazon, and loggers have brought the...