This new Indigenous storytelling platform is bringing community stories to the world

A new startup is allowing indigenous communities to tell their stories through film. Image: Mongabay

Liz Kimbrough

Journalist, Mongabay


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Kamikia Kisedje, Indigenous filmmaker. Image: Kamikia Kisedje.
Drone image of deforestation within the Xingu Indigenous Park. Image: Kamikia Kisedje
Kīsêdjê tribe performing a music ceremony known as the Dança Kīsêdjê in the Xingu Indigenous Park. Image: Kamikia Kisedje.
Indigenous women train in storytelling and filmmaking techniques, as part of a series of women-focused workshops organized by international organization Amazon Frontlines and the indigenous-led Ecuadorian non-profit organization The Ceibo Alliance. Image: Jeronimo Zúñiga / Amazon Frontlines.
A young Indigenous Waorani filmmaker documents the testimony of a Pekinani (traditional leader, elder) on their people’s fight to protect their rainforest homeland from oil drilling. Image: Jeronimo Zúñiga / Amazon Frontlines.

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