The Condor and The Eagle


June 28 – July 4, 2021

The Condor And The Eagle 3 <i>The Condor and the Eagle</i> [Akbaba ile Kartal] (2019) filminden bir kare ©Clement Guerra, Sophie Guerra
Still image from The Condor and The Eagle (2019) ©Clement Guerra, Sophie Guerra

The Condor and The Eagle (2019)
Directors: Clement Guerra and Sophie Guerra
90 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

“The Eagle and The Condor” is an ancient prophecy shared by many Indigenous people, which says that when the Eagle of North America and the Condor of South America unite, the spirit of peace will awaken. After 500 years of colonization, Indigenous elders believe that this union has begun. The documentary film offers a glimpse into this developing spiritual renaissance as four Indigenous leaders learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Filmed in the verdant jungles of the Amazon (Ecuador and Peru), the brightly colored cultures of the Pan American First Nations communities (Vancouver, Alberta), and the United States Indian tribes (Oklahoma), viewers glimpse extraordinary beauty in the places, faces, and regalia of traditional people.

The film provides an intimate view of the effects of petroleum extraction on people’s physical and spiritual well-being. It takes the struggle for climate justice beyond the standard borders of separate nations and shows a new, larger movement rising up across many Indigenous peoples, using thrilling cinematography, deeply personal stories and the urgency of tomorrow’s headlines.

SALT’s Is this our last chance? program is supported by its founder, Garanti BBVA. The films will only be accessible to online audiences in Turkey.