The Condor & The Eagle: an epic tale of tar sands resistance
“As the industrial corporations push further and further, their destructive projects destroy more and more Mother Earth, the people are now rising up. From outside, it seems to be tragic; but from inside, a spiritual giant has awakened. It is the reunion of the people that were already linked together. It is a reunion beyond borders. It is a reunion around the world,”
-Chief Phil Lane Jr., Four Worlds International Institute CEO.
OAKLAND, CA – The Condor & The Eagle is an ambitious documentary project that follows four individuals as they take on tar sands extraction, Indigenous genocide and environmental violence. “The storyline of The Condor & The Eagle is an intertwined journey of individuals who, in their own way, take a stand against corporate pollution; organizing their local communities, traveling to South America and meeting with Indigenous communities impacted by the same industrial corporations,” says Ta’Kaiya Blaney.
Modernity has challenged First Nation peoples causing more and more loss of ancestral lands, traditions, rituals and cultures. We are at a turning point, a time when First Nation peoples are striving to revive their traditional knowledge against the threats that industrial mega projects represent.
The Condor & The Eagle follows four individuals, two from the United States (Casey Camp-Horinek & Bryan Parras) and two from Canada (Melina Laboucan-Massimo & Ta’Kaiya Blaney) who are actively fighting corporate pollution, organizing communities and fighting the largest energy extraction project on the planet.
“First Nation people are, all over the world, connected by a strong spiritual bond and the belief that they have the responsibility to protect Mother Earth. Our four key-people are the incarnation of this resilience process, on a regional level, but also on the scale of a continent and on a global level,” says Director Clement Guerra.
The “Indigenous Alliances: Tar Sands & Amazon” Indiegogo campaign kicks off soon and seeks to raise the final
$35,000 needed to complete the South American leg of the project aimed at creating bonds with the local Indigenous communities in the region.
“The film follows along the ancient prophecy of the condor and the eagle, which is an amazing and strong prophecy. It speaks about Indigenous people coming together and building alliances, uniting and fighting for a common cause, which is protecting Mother Earth. It is a project with a very different dynamic that I am very excited to be part of,” says Melina Laboucan-Massimo, member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation and Climate & Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada.
LINK TO INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indigenous-alliances-tar-sands-amazon