DCEFF: Earth Day Celebration

Shorts: International Spotlight I

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Around the world, humans are inextricably linked to their local ecosystems. This International Spotlight highlights the connections between nature, culture, and resources, as communities work to protect the environment and cope with the consequences of climate change. 

In the remote Darién Gap rainforest, indigenous communities face an existential threat to their way of life and the ecosystem upon which they rely. When a rare Harpy Eagle nest is discovered near their community, the Emberá tribe of Playa Muerto find an unlikely ally. By protecting their lands and the Eagle's habitat, they can benefit from the ecotourism she attracts, and reconnect with their own traditional heritage. This film is an exploration of this renewed relationship between the tribe and the great raptor that provides an inspiring model for conserving both a culture and a rainforest.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    21 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Daniel Byers