Magdalena River

What does the Magdalena mean to you?

A still shot from "What Does the Magdalena Mean to You?"
In November 2015, I traveled to Colombia for the International Forum on Territories, Resistance and Environmental Justice. The forum took place in Neiva, Huila Department, where nearly 300 people gathered to discuss the socio-environmental conflicts generated by mining practices and dams in Colombia. I was there to speak on their first international panel, which featured activists who shared their experiences with river protection. The meeting took place in a conference hall, but the Magdalena River permeated the event, inside and out. The river itself was just blocks away, and fishing folks
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