The work of First Nations land defenders and activists across the world will be highlighted during an online film festival on Saturday June 27.

The Environmental Film Festival Australia – or EFFA – has launched an initiative focusing on the vital role First Nations communities play in protecting and caring for the land.

The festival will launch with a screening of The Condor and the Eagle, which follows four Indigenous environmental leaders who embark on a journey from the plains of Canada to the Amazonian jungles exploring climate justice.

The film asks how social change happens and explores best practices on how to build effective social movements.

The festival is working with the Australian Indigenous youth environment network, SEED Mob.

SEED’s organising coordinator and Torres Strait Islander woman Tishiko King says the world is at a critical crossroads when it comes to the environment.

To hear more, tune in to our Weekly News in Review program on Friday at 6:30pm EST and Saturday at midday.

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