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Ecuador

Movimiento Indigena Ccuatoriano: Luchas Locales, Resistencias Globales.

Presents interviews with leaders of indigenous protest movements in Ecuador in 2004. In Spanish. 50 min.

Runa, Guardians of the Forest (Sachata hulhuac runa)

Describes the Amazon rain forest area of Ecuador where the Runa people live, the deforestation of their country, and how it affects their lives. 28 min. c1989.

South of the Border

Director Oliver Stone visits seven presidents in five countries in South America to gain some understanding about the political and social ideas and the revolutions, and to clear up how people view them. Includes interviews with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner, Cuban president Raul Castro, and more. Contents: Part 1. Media influence & perceptions on U.S. foreign policy? -- Part 2. Venezuela & Hugo Chavez -- Part 3. Bolivia & Evo Morales -- Part 4. Argentina & The Kirchners -- Part 5. Paraguay & Fernando Lugo -- Part 6.

Street Witness

Follows the life of Hilario who lives on the streets of Quito, Ecuador. Through his eyes, we see how street children confront stigmatization and discrimination with humor and strong will. Includes interviews with the former Vice President of Ecuador, the police and street rappers who reveal varied interpretations of the "street children crisis." A film by Soraya Umewaka. 2006. 46 min.

Trinkets & Beads

Documents the lives of the Huaorani, a small tribe of Ecuadorian Indians who, after 20 years of pressure from foreign oil companies, agreed to allow oil-drilling on their land. Focuses on the introduction of massive environmental pollution and cultural change, and the tribe's subsequent efforts to regain control of their lives and lands. Director, Christopher Walker 1996. 53 min. ;
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Under Rich Earth

"The Intag valley of Ecuador is a lush and fertile paradise inhabited by strong-willed and resourceful family farmers. Three generations of families have carved out a hard but good life in this remote frontier. While they don't earn much cash for their work, they own rich land, which is the greatest security for their children and for future generations. Under Rich Earth is a feature length documentary that follows family farmers in the Intag valley who resist what they consider to be the invasion of their land by foreign prospectors.

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