About the Film

Home to the Cofán people, Ecuador's Amazon region has experienced severe environmental degradation from past oil activities. The Cofán send a young Hugo Lucitante to America to get a western education and to better prepare him to be a future leader for his people. Meanwhile, another young man in America, Dave Poritz, has developed a passion for the Amazon, becomes involved in the court case against 'big oil' and launches the world's first company to certify oil as 'fair trade' - Equitable Origin.


UN Sustainable Development Goal #17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Film Information

Year: 2014
Length: 78min
Language: English
Country: Ecuador
Premiere: Alberta
Genre: Development

Cast & Credits

Director: Francine Strickwerda and Laura Spellman Smith
Producer: Francine Strickwerda and Laura Spellman Smith