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Leo Cerda


Leo is a climate activist, indigenous rights defender and storyteller from the Kichwa community of Serena in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He is the founder of the HAKHU Project, an organization which supports advocacy, capacity-building and storytelling workshops for indigenous women and youth to encourage healing and justice. He serves in many organizations in Ecuador and internationally, including the Hakawati Foundation as Executive Director, bridging indigenous community initiatives and international support. He has provided production counsel for Before the Flood, The Condor & The Eagle, and The Living Forest.