April 29, 2020
Voces del Atrato I
In August 2017 the Climate Alliance Vorarlberg went to the Chocó, a rainforest region in Colombia. Together with Angelina Tschögl and in cooperation with Daniel Sperl, the coordinator of the Climate Alliance-Chocó partnership, we filmed a short documentary about the country, its people and local problems caused by illegal gold and copper mines. We travelled the river Rio del Atrato from its mouth to the sea by bus and boat. The pictures are photo documentations during the journey.
The Climate Alliance partnership with the Chocó, counteracts the environmentally destructive gold and copper mines. They organise ecological micro-projects in which they promote alternatives to mining (such as the promotion of local, ecological agriculture). Read more here. The photo series below, is the beginning of the journey. We started the expedition in Carmen del Atrato, a small village at the mouth of the Rio Atrato. You can watch the film here.