Though only seven miles from the regional capital Quibdó, Samurindo lacks access to infrastructure mirrored throughout Chocó. "The [Rio Atrato] has begun to flood its banks every year," said Encarnación Palacios. Due to deforestation and pollution from industrial mining, the Rio Atrato has begun poisoning the communities it once served as a lifeline. Image by Julia Friedmann. Colombia, 2018.