The struggle of indigenous and Afro American people to protect a river from oil pollution


The communities not only demand prior consultation, but also reject oil exploration and extraction operations due to the impact on their ways of life.

Especially for the Inga people, the San Vicente River is the distribution center, the means of sustenance of the communities.

It is there where the mud is collected for medicine, to make pots, where the seeds are collected by the riverside. It is an important source of life for the Inga people, with vital sacred places, where the lords of nature dwell, who are the masters that always accompany the path of the Inga people. If this disappears and becomes contaminated, the survival of the Inga people is affected, both physically and culturally.