Festival Winners

Rainforest Action

Directed by: Will Parrinello | Production Company: Mill Valley Film Group | Documentary | 2021 | Equador / USA | 8:00



Winner of Best of Fest and Environmental in the 2021 MY HERO International Film Festival. Narrated by Robert Redford, "Rainforest Action" profiles Nemonte Nenquimo, Ecuadorian Waorani Indigenous leader, whose Indigenous campaign and legal action resulted in a court ruling protecting 500,000 acres of Amazonian rainforest and Waorani territory from oil extraction. Nenquimo’s leadership and the lawsuit set a legal precedent for Indigenous rights in Ecuador, and now other tribes are following in her footsteps to protect additional tracts of rainforest from oil extraction. In 2020 Nemonte received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize and was named to Time Magazine’s Top 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Goldman Environmental Prize