Video: Jondachi by Mike McKay

Filmmaker Mike McKay takes us on a journey to the Jondachi River in Ecuador, where a traditional way of life is under siege

Jondachi, a film by Mike McKay, takes us deep into the Ecuadorian jungle where a local man wonders if his way of life will be lost as new development and hydroelectric projects threaten his way of life. Journey to a place where pristine nature and traditional culture combine to generate a raw experience for those who seek it.

The Jondachi is one of Ecuador’s most famous stretches of whitewater. It is the site of a popular annual river festival/kayak race and has become a center for outdoor tourism in the country. Plans to build a new hydroelectric dam threaten the river’s ecotourism value as well as the area’s traditional ways of life.

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