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Waorani, the People

The Waorani fight for clean water




August 2015



  • Activism
  • Ecuador
  • Fighting Big Corporations
  • Participatory-made film
  • Resource Extraction
  • Women's Rights

Nemonte Nenquimo is a young Waorani woman leader whose grandfather, Piyemo, was a legendary Waorani warrior who lived and hunted in what is today known as Yasuni National park. Now, Nemonte is returning to her grandfather’s homeland—a land transformed by oil companies and contamination—to bring clean water to the Waorani communities living in a dire situation along the Via Maxus oil road.

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