A Green Paradox

Wind Energy Fever and Amazon’s Deforestation

The Global North’s move to wind energy is leaving a trail of destruction in Ecuador, brutally impacting Indigenous communities and fragile ecosystems. What has the destruction of balsa trees in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest got to do with the wind power industry in Europe? As the international commitment to renewable energy has grown in recent years, the increase in wind farms has triggered a huge demand for balsa wood, leaving a trail of deforestation in its wake.

This film will be shown in the double feature 2.

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Director: Cristina Juliana Abril

Cristina Juliana Abril is a filmmaker and a visual storyteller with a focus on human rights defense, environmental issues, and an interest in creative and art projects involving dance, literature, and film.
Born in Barcelona, she has been based in Colombia for the last few years, where she has been working as a video producer and audiovisual director for 350.org, democraciaAbierta, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Latin America, among other media and social foundations.
She worked as visual director for Humberto de la Calle’s eight-months-long Colombian presidential campaign in 2017-2018.
Abril holds a master’s degree in film direction at ESCAC/Barcelona and has worked in fictional film productions. Cenizas (2016), her first short film, was shown in several international film festivals.

Ecuador Portugal Spain
25 Min.
SUB: English
Director: Cristina Juliana Abril
Cinematography: Cristina Juliana Abril, Didac Saez
Editing: Cristina Juliana Abril
Producer: Francesc Badia Dalmases, democraciaAbierta
Website URL: https://www.opendemocracy.net/es/