1. "Secretos del Yasuní: DEMENCIA". Interviewee: Mikel Berraondo. (13:30)

Mikel Berraondo is a lawyer specialized in Indigenous Human Rights. He drafted the UN guidelines for the protection of peoples in isolation. The assembly based their report precisely on these guidelines to exploit blocks 31 and ITT.


2. "Secretos del Yasuní: LA MUJER DE LA SELVA". Interviewee:Alicia Cahuia (8:12)

Alicia Cahuia is inhabitant of the wao community of Ñaoneno, one of the acceses to the Yasuní National Parc and vice president of Nawe, woarani organization. She was invited to the Assembly to talk about the ITT exploitation. It was given a speech to her that she refused to read. The interview was recorded some days before this intervention.

 

3. "Secretos del Yasuní: EXTRAHECCIÓN". Interviewee: Eduardo Gudynas. (25:53)

Eduardo Gudynas is Uruguayan. Executive Secretary of the Latin American Center for Social Ecology (CLAES). Specialist in Development, Economy and Ecology. MSc in Social Ecology, Franciscan Multiversity of Latin America (Montevideo) and St. Bonaventure Pontifical Faculty of Rome, with a thesis on the environmental movement in Latin America. His area of work is focused on sustainable development in Latin America, with special emphasis on the conservation of nature, the situation in rural areas, and the limits and possibilities offered by regional integration and globalization to achieve sustainability. In 2008, he collaborated in the creation of the new Constitution of Ecuador working closely with former members of Alianza País as Alberto Acosta and Mónica Chuji. Today, he holds a very critical stance on the extractive twist that the Ecuadorian government is taking evidenced by the expansion of the oil frontier in Yasuní.

 

4. "Secretos del Yasuní: ARGUCIA LEGAL". Interviewee: Verónica Potes. (26:23)

Verónica Potes is a lawyer specializing in human rights for indigenous. In this interview Verónica discusses the report of the commission of biodiversity in the Assembly that allows the exploitation of resources in block 31 and ITT. According to her position, a report was prepared to approve the order, but not to protect the human rights of the inhabitants of the Yasuní.

 

5. "JATUN WACHAI WASI". Interviewee: Manuel Pomaquero Minta.
Interviewer: Pablo Hermida, camera: Nancy Burneo, video editing: Stella Veciana.(25:57)

 

6. "Development Research and Global Change Management". Interview with: Pierre Ibisch and Christoph Nowicki. (49:18)

Prof. Dr. Pierre Ibisch is a biologist and professor of "Nature Conservation" at the University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde, formerly Fachhochschule Eberswalde. From 2007 to 2009 he was dean of the Faculty of "Forest and Environment" (originally Department of Forestry) and member of the Presidium of the Academy.
Christoph Nowicki manages the coordination and development at the University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde and is coordinator of the degree program "Global Change Management" (GCM) and the International Forest Ecosystem Management (IFEM).


7. Interview with Alberto Acosta. (29:21)

Alberto Acosta Espinosa, economist and politician, has throughout his career maintained an intellectual profile sympathetic to Marxism, the third world, and more recently with the anti-globalization movement and anti-mining. He was one of the drafters of the plan governing Alianza PAIS, 1 which seeks to gradually establish a socialist state in Ecuador. Later he was Minister of Energy and Mines, then president of the National Constitutional Assembly. He was a candidate for president of Ecuador for the 2013 elections by the Plurinational Unity of the Left, a coalition of socialist political parties and social movements in opposition to the current government.

 

8. "(Neo-)extractivism and the Future of Democracy in Latin America." Interview with Edgardo Lander (18:17)

Edgardo Lander is professor of sociology and one of the leading intellectuals of the left in Venezuela. He actively participated in social movements in the Americas that defeated the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA). He currently teaches as Professor at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolícar in Quito, is Professor of the Indigenous University of Venezuela and a member of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Lander is also a member of the working group for the development of alternatives at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Ecuador, as well as a member of the collective Thematic Social Forum in Venezuela.

 

9. "(Neo-)extractivism and the Future of Democracy in Latin America." Interview with Carlos Monge.(24:45)

From 2002 to 2005, Carlos was Head of Citizen Monitoring and Promotion of Participation and then Head of Communications for Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana (GPC), an institution dedicated to promoting decentralization as a participative process. He is author of several publications on issues related to rural development, social movements, decentralization, citizen participation and conflicts generated by extractive industries.
In addition to serving as NRGI Regional Coordinator for Latin America, he is also a Senior Researcher for the Peru's Center for the Study and Promotion of Development, DESCO. He works on extractive sector transparency issues with numerous civil society organizations and has been a member of the international board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

 

10. "(Neo-)extractivism and the Future of Democracy in Latin America." Interview with Nancy Yanez Fuenzalida   (23:49)

Nancy Yanez Fuenzalida is a lawyer specialising in human right in the United States. She is vicepresident of Observatorio Ciudadano and professor in Legal Anthropology in the Faculty of Law at the University of Chile. For over a decade she has worked with the rights of indigenous peoples regarding land and use of natural resources. She is the author of diverse publications including: "Program of Indigenous Rights. The Rights of the Indigenous Villagers in Chile (2003)";and co-author with Raúl Molina & Martín Correa, "The Agrarian Reforms & the Land of the Mapuches (2004)".

 

11. "(Neo-)extractivism and the Future of Democracy in Latin America." Interview with Maria Luisa Aguilar (11:26)

Maria Luisa Aguilar is a human rights defender working in Mexico with a background in international relations and conflict prevention. She works at the human rights centre Tlachinollan, a non-governmental organization working on the promotion and defense of human rights of the naua, me’phaa, na savi and nn’ancuee indigenous people and mestizos from the Montaña and Costa Chica region of Guerrero.

 

12. Interview with: Leonidas Martin. Universidad de Barcelona, "Enmedio" collective Barcelona (25:58)

Professor of Audiovisual Communication, New Technologies, and Political Art at the University of Barcelona (UB), and at the School of Design (ESDI). All the projects and activities in which he has been involved are known in the international art circuit more as activism. (Las Agencias, Yomango, Pret a Revolter, New Kids on the Black Block, V de Vivienda, etc.). He frequently writes about art and politics in various cultural blogs, magazines, and newspapers. He is creative producer and documentary filmmaker for different TV channels, and a member of the group Enmedio. See example: Bankia Leonidas Martin writes screenplays and is an expert at telling jokes. He has used his divine gift to get free beer and to avoid police arrest.

Interviewer and video director: Stella Veciana mixed with Bankia

 

13. Interviewees: Tere Badia & Maria ptqk at Workshop for Interdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Transfer (20:22)

Living in Barcelona. BA in Art History from University of Barcelona and a Masters in Information Society Knowledge from the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of UOC. She is dedicated to researching the production of culture in diverse formats.
Working especially in the field of theory and management of cultural policies, network theory, management of cultural policy, and innovation in the arts. She independently advises artistic networks and groups in organizational processes. She worked for 5 years in the field of multimedia communication in Karlsruhe (Germany). She has curated exhibitions and projects of contemporary art and new media. She teaches ethics of Communication at the IDEP School of Barcelona. She recently coordinated the DISONANCIAS Catalonia platform to promote the relationship between artists and research departments of companies and organisations, and spaces for Network production in the visual arts of Catalonia.
She is currently director of Hangar, production center for visual arts in Barcelona

Graduate in Law and Economic Science, DEA Audience International Law (Paris III-Sorbonne), DEA Law of Culture (UNED - Carlos III, Madrid) and currently a PhD candidate in Research and Creation inArt (University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU) with a thesis project on the collective work of cyberfeminist subRosa.
Currently working as curator, cultural consultant, and in applied research, looking at cultural criticism applied to the field of techno-science; new forms of knowleddge production derived from the culture of networks; feminism and gender studies; cultural promotion of innovation and creativity policies.

14. Interviewee: Carlos Zorilla (22:16)

Carlos Zorilla is an economist and lives full time in a farm in Ecuador’s Intag region with his family. He is one of the founding members of DECOIN (Organizacion para la Defensa y Conservacion Ecologica de Intag), a small grass-roots organization that has taken part in the resistance to mining in Intag since its founding, in 1995.
DECOIN is a regional organization created to battle perhaps the greatest threat to the forests: the mining companies that have thousands of acres of government-granted concessions throughout the Intag.

 

 

Video 1- 4: "Secretos del Yasuní" Interviewer and video director: Carlos Andrés Vera.
Video 5-14: Interviewer and video director: Stella Veciana.

Classification of themes and original video interface (below):


 

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