Women on a Mission
This is the premiere episode of Women on a Mission — a series of short films on women and conservation.
The Awajún women in the village of Shampuyacu are reviving their culture and restoring their forest after decades of destruction. At the heart of their efforts: a “women’s forest” featuring traditional plants — and traditional knowledge — that has grown into a thriving tourism trade and a burgeoning tea business.
To capture traditional Awajún knowledge for future generations, the younger women are turning to technology — using cell phones to record the wisdom of their elders.