The Amazon is a muse of an ecosystem, serving as inspiration for countless films, documentaries, works of literature and other forms of art. But the rainforest is often represented through the lens of outsiders rather than that of those who call the biome home, despite how important its inhabitants’ perspective is to securing its survival in the future.
On 21 to 23 September, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) hosted a youth storytelling competition that celebrated young filmmakers and artists from the Amazon region. The competition took place alongside the digital conference GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, with three winners selected for their films featuring traditional knowledge, crafts and stories. Here they are.