Watch “La Trocha de Platanares”!

Native Lines - La Trocha from divingbell on Vimeo.


In the spring of 2013, Cameron Ellis and Ian Bell traveled to Panama to capture footage and document the impact illegal logging is having on the Wounaan communities of Rio Hondo and Platanares. Please enjoy this short film. The filmmakers returned in 2014 to document the increased deforestation and conflict, and a full version of the documentary is currently under review at international film festivals!



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