Facing a hydroelectric dam development in their territory, the Kichwa communities of Santa Clara fight back. Piatua Resists follows the grassroots struggle and legal process to defend the Piatúa river in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The dam would seriously impact the flow of the Piatúa river and the communities living on its banks, in one of the most biodiverse regions of the planet.
Miguel Imbaquingo Chimarro was born and raised in the community of La Buena Esperanza in Cangahua, Ecuador. He is a filmmaker, author of several short films, and collaborator on numerous community projects. His audiovisual work focuses on the need to represent the issues of struggle and resistance experienced by Indigenous peoples.
Yanda Inayu is a Sapara digital communicator, representing the Llanachama Cocha community located in Ecuador. He has traveled to several countries around the world to expose how the planet and its ancestral cultures are being compromised by the risks of extinction and destruction associated with mining and oil.