Last updated on September 24, 2020
By Clement Guerra
From the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to the oil fields of Texas, to the Ecuadorian Amazon, “The Condor and the Eagle” tells the story of the collective struggle of the Indigenous peoples of North and South America in their fight to preserve their communities and to protect the Earth from climate change.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., Dallas College, the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability and GTX Green Film Series will host a virtual screening of “The Condor and the Eagle,” followed by a virtual Q&A panel with:
- Clement Guerra is the director of “The Condor and the Eagle.” He completed his master’s degree in sociology of organizations and business strategy in 2004. Ever since, he has been traveling all over Europe, working as an international marketing consultant manager as well as a professional photographer and filmmaker. “The Condor and the Eagle” is his first feature film.
- Bryan Parras is a co-founder of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) and the Sierra Club of Texas Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign. He is a longtime environmental justice advocate based in Houston. He co-founded the Librotraficante movement, serves as an advisor to the Gulf Coast Fund and sits on the board of the Environmental Support Center. Bryan was recently awarded a Gulf Coast Fellowship and has been working to help organizations use media for education, organizing and advocacy.
- Yudith Nieto is a queer Mexican American artist, interpreter and organizer, enjoying spending time in the bayous of Louisiana working on projects like Cry You One, Amor y Solidaridad, a solidarity house in support of undocumented transwomen, and recently BanchaLenguas, a language justice interpreters collective. Currently, she is part of the core leadership circle for Another Gulf Is Possible and a youth organizer with Los Jardines Institute. For more than five years, Yudith has been fighting for the rights of her fence line community in Manchester, Houston, in collaboration with t.e.j.a.s., and last year was named one of Grist.org’s 50 Fixers of 2018.
During this time of health crisis disproportionately impacting already-vulnerable communities, “The Condor and the Eagle” impact campaign is building solidarity in the pandemic and in the increasingly critical uprising for climate justice. This event is part of their global impact campaign to raise funds for key environmental justice groups and impacted communities leading the charge against destructive fossil fuel projects.
The event is donation-based without registration fees — everybody can attend regardless of ability to pay. However, you must register in advance. If you’d like more information about the film, visit “The Condor and the Eagle” website.