Edwin Chota and three other leaders died defending the forest that sustains their communities from illegal loggers trying to gut the Amazon. Through accounts from families and friends, the short film below tells the story of their battle for land titling and of the activists that are still fighting. Watch the video below, and find out more about the rise of killings of environmental and land defenders here.

Courtesy of If Not Us Then Who, a project exploring one key element of the climate crisis — the people protecting our forests.

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