Indigenous (IPLC) Film

Our Children's River

Dominic Gill

In 2022, Encompass partnered with the Honnold Foundation to produce a film about the Kofan indigenous community in the Ecuadorian rainforest. This community, after bearing the brunt of the effects of colonization for the last several hundred years, is now threatened by large energy companies that aim to extract resources from their territory.  The Honnold Foundation is partnered with the Ceibo Alliance, an organization of 4 indigenous nationalities, including the Kofan. Together, they have worked to distribute solar energy within tribal territories, providing the tribes with increased autonomy. This film examines the relationship that the Kofan have cultivated with their territory over centuries, and highlights their efforts to protect their land from exploitation.