Talk and film screening: “The Living Forest: a voice from indigenous Amazonia”


February 10
05:00 PM - 08:30 PM

The International Doctoral Program (Re)thinking Environment in cooperation with the LearningNatures Project of the Rachel Carson Center (LMU) are glad to invite you to this public  event on the 10th of February, 17.00-20.30

In this event we will be discussing the history of Sarayaku, an indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Sarayaku has engaged in decades long struggles against oil extraction in their territory, after their land was illegally entered by Argentine oil company CGC in the early 2000s. Lesly Mayancha and Franks Mayancha, members of Sarayaku, will be sharing the experiences of their community’s resistance throughout the years and their cosmovision for the future of the Amazon. The event will include a film screening by Eriberto Gualinga, indigenous film-maker from Sarayaku,  followed by a discussion with our guests.


17.00 – 19.00 Welcoming, Film Screening and Diskussion
19.00 – 19.30 Short guided tour through the newly built Environmental Education Center Augsburg
19.30 – 20.30 Informal Get Together with Lesley and Franks Mayancha from the Ecuadorian Amazon and Dr. Mezzanzana from the Learning Natures Project at the Rachel Carson Center (LMU)

The event will take place at the

Environmental Education Center of Augsburg
Dr.-Ziegenspeck-Weg 6
86161 Augsburg

and is free of charge. The talk will be moderated by Pia Wimmer, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Augsburg. Please notice that the talk will take place in English and Spanish and the film will be in Spanish (with subtitles in English and German).

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As seats are limited we ask you to register if you want to save a seat via e-mail to:

Spontaneous visitors are nevertheless welcome and can participate if there are spare seats.

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