ACCRA, Ghana, 25 November 2015 — On this, the third day of our five-day Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, I shared my latest video report from the Ecuadorian Amazon. “When the Forest Weeps” examines how Ecuador’s Kichwa Indians struggle as their deep spiritual relationship with the Amazonian rain forest diminishes in a clash with the forces of so-called modernity. It is a story not unlike the clash between the traditional way of life in many areas of Africa and the forces of so-called modernity impacting lives across the continent.
To see the film, go to my blog at www.billgentile.com.
(Photo by Bill Gentile)