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Linda Etchart
Linda Etchart

Linda Etchart is a lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Kingston, London, UK, and a regular contributor to the Latin America Bureau. She is the author of ‘Indigenous Peoples and the Rights of Nature’ in Voices of Latin America: Social Movements and the New Activism, edited by Tom Gatehouse. She is a lifelong social activist and environmentalist.

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'Helena ​from Sarayaku'

​Award-winning film shows the struggle to save a community from petroleum megaprojects in the Amazon

Helena from Sarayaku traces the Sarayaku Kichwa people’s struggle to protect their lives, cultures and their territories from oil extraction in the period 2002 to 2021. It is both an anthropological study conducted by indigenous people for indigenous people, and for the world, and a vehicle to demonstrate the contribution of indigenous peoples to protecting […]

By Linda Etchart Posted in Alternative media, Documentary Film, Ecuador, Indigenous Peoples on March 24, 2022 Continue reading
'The Condor and The Eagle' Takes Flight

Epic film takes journey through a continental movement

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. It took […]

By Linda Etchart Posted in Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples on May 17, 2020 Continue reading

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