BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - Red Nation International Film Festival | AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM - High Falls Womens Film Festival | BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM - Buffalo International Film FestivalIndigenous Studies • Women’s Rights + Women’s Leadership • Climate + Environmental Justice Movement • Environmental Conservation • Social + Racial Justice • Social Movements • Community Organizing
Date of Completion: 2019 | Run Time: 82 minutes | Language: English and Spanish (subtitled English) | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Directors: Sophie Guerra & Clement Guerra | Producers: Sophie Guerra, Clement Guerra, & Janet MacGillivray
Four leaders from impacted communities embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian Boreal forests to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of justice. THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE documentary offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the film's four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and one another.
Andre Singer, President of The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland & CEO of Spring Films Ltd
"As both a filmmaker and an anthropologist, this appeals to me on every level and particularly because instead of being descriptive in nature, it gives Indigenous people a voice and exposes the problems they face through their eyes. I have recently been directly involved in several feature documentaries looking at the plight of Indigenous people and we were fortunate enough to garner Oscar nominations, Peabody, RTS, Emmy and Focal Awards and others as an indication that there is an appetite and concern for the issues that The Condor & the Eagle is addressing."
Portland State University | Tara Massad, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science
"The Condor and the Eagle" is an eye-opening documentary and an excellent teaching resource. My university students described the environmental injustices communicated by the film as ‘shocking.’ The Condor and the Eagle provides an intimate view of the effects of petroleum extraction on people’s physical and spiritual well-being. While it demonstrates the suffering of indigenous people, their story also inspires us to be better informed, better organized, and more active in seeking environmental justice. The film is not only educational, but it leaves students feeling inspired to follow the example set by the film’s protagonists to take positive action for people and the environment."
"With outstanding photography, this film is appropriate for environmental science and other classes. Recommended."
Film for the Feminist Classroom
"The Condor and the Eagle shows how local and indigenous protests and organizing can be understood as a direct confrontation to the idea that scientific neutrality and objectivity are the ways to save our future ...This epistemological tension can be further explored through the film’s website, which has many resources geared toward engaging students and the general public in the fight for environmental justice."
"There is power in community, these conservationists have shown, and as they travel between continents sharing their stories at protest meetings and government hearings, we see how Indigenous people are asking for a say in the matter as well as retributions for the destruction of their lands. Animated sequences (often with English captions) add variety as these advocates speak out feelingly. Viewers will be swayed by their passion and commitment."
Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award Nominee
"I am very impressed with this inspiring Indigenous alliance initiative. The Condor & The Eagle is an important Documentary witnessing how Indigenous people are organizing their communities around Mother wisdom”.
Greenpeace International | Tzeporah Berman, former co-director
“Their project is not just a film. It is connecting movements, supporting Indigenous Women leaders and building amazing strategic partnerships. I think it has tremendous International communications possibilities”.
Douglas Blush, Oscar-winning Producer / Editor (Mr. Soul, Icarus, 20 Feet From Stardom, The Hunting Ground, The Invisible War, etc.)
"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”.
Educational Media Reviews Online | Angela Walker, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Eastern Connecticut State University
“Considering the continuous expansion of pipeline projects and other destructive developments despite the urgency of the global climate crisis, this documentary is a valuable and important resource for a wide range of subjects.”
Best Feature Documentary | Red Nation International Film Festival
Awards for Best Cinematography and the Audience Choice for Best Documentary Film | High Falls Women Film Festival - Rochester
Award for Best Documentary Feature Film | Buffalo International Film Festival
Best Documentary Story in a Feature Film | Overcome Film Festival
TF1 Award | Deauville Green Film Festival
Silver Jury Prize | Social Justice Film Festival
Theme Award: "Enriching the Human Spirit through film.” | Ojai Film Festival
Audience Award | Anchorage Film Festival
Special Mention | Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Silver Prize - Best Feature Documentary | ORION International Film Festival
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Chelsea Film Festival
Heartland International Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival
San Diego International Film Festival
REQUEST A GOOD TALK WITH CASEY CAMP-HORINEK
Featured in THE CONDOR AND THE EAGLE
Casey Camp-Horinek is the Environmental Ambassador and Hereditary Drumkeeper of the Womens’ Scalp Dance Society of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma. She is a longtime activist, environmentalist, actress, and published author. Because of Casey’s work, the Ponca Nation is the first Tribe in the State of Oklahoma to adopt the Rights of Nature Statute, and to pass a moratorium on fracking on tribal lands. Casey was instrumental in the drafting and adoption of the first ever International Indigenous Women’s Treaty protecting the Rights of Nature. Casey collaborates with Movement Rights, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, Earth Rights Defenders and Indigenous Environmental Network. Casey is featured in THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE.