Rainforest WAKEUP is a new video documentary series initiated and led by members of the Pump House Youth Theatre, exploring issues that our global rainforests continue to face.

The series is a follow-on from an original play youth theatre members performed in 2018, which aimed to raise awareness of the threats facing Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. They were incredibly fortunate to work with and perform alongside Javier Hualinga in the production. He was tour guide for Pump House volunteer, Sharon Gaffney, who visited the Amazon and then brought back the idea of creating this educational play to the Pump House. Javier belongs to the indigenous Kichwa nationality in Ecuador and the knowledge he shared brought youth theatre members closer to the plight of indigenous communities.

Sharon said: “We’re all connected to the rainforest despite being miles away. That’s why it’s so important for all of us that we stand with indigenous communities on these issues.”

The series of five videos is now available to view.