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Festival Albertine Screening at Columbia: The Condor & the Eagle by Sophie and Clément Guerra

Part of Festival Albertine 2019

Two days before the opening of the 2019 Albertine Festival, Columbia University will be showing The Condor & the Eagle, a documentary by French filmmakers Sophie and Clément Guerra. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Bryan Parras, one of the film's protagonists, and director Clément Guerra, who will also speak on the Local Government and Policy Making panel during the Albertine Festival.

The Eagle & The Condor is an ancient prophecy, shared by many Indigenous people. According to the prophecy, when the eagle of North America and the condor of South America unite, the spirit of peace will awaken. After 500 years of colonization, some Indigenous elders believe that this union has begun.

The documentary The Condor & The Eagle offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance, as the four protagonists learn from one another's long legacies of resisting colonialism and its extractive economy. Four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice.” Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and to one another.

"This documentary takes the struggle for Climate Justice beyond the standard borders of separate nations and shows a new, larger movement rising up across many Indigenous peoples, using thrilling cinematography, deeply personal stories and the urgency of tomorrow’s headlines. The Condor & The Eagle is both a profound work of climate journalism and an exhilarating, emotional adventure film." —Douglas Blush

Watch the trailer here.

Clément Guerra is the co-director of the documentary feature film The Condor & The Eagle which had its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival. He creatively promotes media production as an innovative tool for social change. For the past 6 years, he has been producing high quality visual media for climate organisations and social movements. Guérra is currently launching a year-long outreach campaign in North and South America.

Festival Albertine 2019, curated by environmentalist and author Bill McKibben, will take on climate change. For three days, leading thinkers, politicians, activists, artists, and authors will come together to discuss the urgency to act, environmental justice, local policy, the food we eat and produce, and how to motivate people to change their ways.

The event is co-sponsored by Columbia Maison Française and Columbia University School of the Arts for Columbia | Year of Water.