The U’wa Tribe in Northeast Colombia on the border to Venezuela

The U’wa tribe in Colombia has been fighting for years to be noticed by the international community. The small community, which counts around 5000 people, appears powerless and insignificant when faced with the greedy demands of large oil companies. The images in this minet report have been filmed by the Bressanone based film maker Patrick Kofler, who has been working hard to raise awareness of the U’wa’s struggle in the South Tyrol.

minet broadcast: 13.10.2006

Topics ethnicity