Utopia-s ? Sarayaku (Out of Competition – Opening Ceremony)

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Sarayaku is a territory and a people located in the north of the Amazon, south of Ecuador. The members of the seven communities - and as many communes - that constitute it defend their Kichwa culture and "the living forest" against the repeated attempts to extract oil.Alongside Abigael, Ilda, Angun and Tupac we discovered a utopia as luxuriant as the immense forest that shelters it. Direct democracy, transparency, equality for all, legal struggles, physical struggles if necessary, defense of life and biodiversity, mastery of political communication tools, preservation of customs, but also questioning of certain traditions considered too "macho"... the vitality of the struggles of the Kichwas of Sarayaku is of an amazing intensity.