Sumak Kawsay: The Sarayaku Case
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Sumak Kawsay: The Sarayaku Case

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August 16, 2014

César Rodríguez Garavito documents the case of the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in Ecuador where indigenous people rights were violated in favour of an Oil Company. Sarayaku brought the case in front of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights which ruled in their favour and against the Ecuadorian state that violated Sarayaku’s right to consultation, collective property, cultural identity and endangered the life of Sarayaku community members.

Film in Spanish with English subtitles.

Documentary produced by Bunion Channel Communications for Justice.
Direction and editing: Juan Fernando Lopez.
Director: Juliana Ladron de Guevara.
Driving: César Rodríguez Garavito.
Production: Miriam G. Lizcano
Music: Ikara.

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