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This micro-documentary speaks to the members of the Zenú women’s collective, who work together on the land to grow crops for their community. Instead of using any pesticides or chemicals, they rely on their indigenous knowledge, applying traditional growing practices that prevent their crops getting damaged by pests or diseases. The collective also cares for and grows their own seeds, strengthening their identity as indigenous women and their cultural resilience.

This film was produced, directed and edited by Indigenous filmmakers Helin Mestra Hernández, Rafa Montalvo Talaigua and Edwin Montalvo

This film is part of a series examining the critical contributions that Indigenous peoples and local communities make to protecting the world’s biodiversity, and complements the Local Biodiversity Outlooks. It is a collaboration between the Local Biodiversity Outlooks, If Not Us Then Who? and Nia Tero. 

More films in this series:

Nana Yala (Mother Earth)