Climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity and our planet is deep in turmoil. It is imperative that we join forces with environmental campaigners and help take affirmative action to address the immediate and fast approaching issues the world is facing right now, and in the times ahead. We all need to come together, take notice, listen and act on healing and protecting the world we live in for a sustainable and just future. The urgent call for climate justice is now!
In response to the critical nature of climate change the ‘Environmental Film Festival Australia’ (EFFA) is launching this seasons online program with a screening of the award-winning film The Condor and The Eagle, directed by Clement Guerra & Sophie Guerra, which documents the crusade of four Indigenous environmental leaders from the Canadian plains who journeyed into the heart of the Amazon jungle to advocate for deeper understanding and meaningful action for Climate Justice, while working towards uniting the peoples of North and South America through the explorations of their plight. Watch the trailer.
The digitally streamed event will be co-hosted by ‘SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network’ and ‘The Condor and The Eagle Impact Campaign’, followed by a Q&A with film protagonists and Indigenous organisers, in conversation about the environmental motivations explored through the documentary, and their inspiring work with communities to build effective social movements for climate justice.
This virtual presentation is the first of of a two-part initiative titled ‘Caring for Country’, developed by the EFFA to highlight the importance of First Nations communities and how they protect and care for the land with knowledge passed down to them over thousands of years. Youth from Australia and the USA will discuss the significance of the film for communities across the globe and will share First Nations perspectives on environmental destruction, from those who are at the forefront of campaigning for climate justice.
SEED is Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members fostering a united front with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. “Our vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy,” SEED states. Visit SEED here to find out more about the work the organisation is doing and current campaigns.
To show your support for Climate Justice you can register for the event and/or make a donation here. All funds from ticket sales and donations will go directly towards supporting SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network, The Condor and The Eagle impact campaign and EFFA’s ‘Caring for Country’ project. For more insight about film ‘The Condor and the Eagle’ click here.
The next edition of the EFFA Festival will see collaboration with Traditional Owner groups who will be imparting ecological knowledge and sharing their stories. Visit the EFFA website.