Todos los Pueblos Productions

Amazonia Lot 1AB We Women Warriors
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Todos Los Pueblos Productions

Artful, character-driven films about global struggles for human rights and dignity

Amazonia Lot 1ABWe Women Warriors

Amazonia Lot 1AB

Synopsis

Amazonia Lot 1AB is a feature documentary in production that tells a contemporary David and Goliath tale of several native Achuar communities in the remote Peruvian Amazon who defend their survival throughout decades of occupation by multinational oil companies and take on Occidental Petroleum in California Federal Court.

Stunningly shot in 4K, the film shines a cinematic light on a region where cameras had long been forbidden, native peoples were traditionally disenfranchised and environmental disasters were concealed. Amazonia Lot 1AB explores this unprecedented case and asks how one of California’s most powerful companies perpetrated decades of environmental and human degradation without accountability.

We Women Warriors

Synopsis

In Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, three brave women from distinct tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. Warfare between the guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and armed forces imperils Colombia’s 102 aboriginal groups, dozens of which face extinction because of the conflict. Trapped in a protracted predicament that is fueled by the drug trade, native women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope.

We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.

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About the Filmmaker

Nicole Karsin produced and directed her opera prima the feature documentary We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabudría) that premiered in 2012. The film screened at nearly 40 festivals, including the 16th Annual Docuweeks in LA and NYC, DocsDF in Mexico City, the St. Louis International Film Festival, Portland Women’s Festival, Minneapolis/ St. Paul International Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos in Buenos Aires, Festival del Cine de Lima, Festival do Rio, Cine + Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. It received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Filmmaking at the Williamsburg International Film Festival, the Best Native/ Indigenous Film Award at the Greenville International Film Festival, the Best Documentary Feature, Best Directing, Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the Women’s Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Prix Salvador Allende at the Festival Des Libertés in Brussels. We Women Warriors was nominated as Best Documentary for the Imagen Awards in Los Angeles as well.

Karsin has worked in Latin America for 20 years as a journalist, human rights activist, and documentarian. In 2007, she formed Todos Los Pueblos Productions to move audiences to action through artful, character-driven films about global struggles for human rights and dignity. Karsin was a fellow at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ Latino Producers Academy & Film Independent’s 7-week Inaugural Documentary Lab in 2011. As a journalist, she has reported for the New York Times, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Earth Times, Women’s Enews, NPR’s Latino USA and Pacifica Radio’s Free Speech Radio News, among others. Karsin holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.