Film Series on Indigenous Peoples Inaugurated in Chile
A film series focusing on the struggles, culture and identity of the original peoples of Latin America will be inaugurated in this capital with free exhibitions for the public.
The event, which runs until August 12, is sponsored by the Coordinator of Latin American Cinema and Communication of Indigenous Peoples and the National Cinematheque, Radio Universidad de Chile said.
The exhibition includes over 30 works in formats of short and feature films, fiction, cartoons and documentary, made by indigenous and non indigenous artists from different countries.
According to the Chilean documentary maker and coordinator of the event, Janette Paillan, there are growing segments of society in Chile interested in learning about indigenous peoples on the continent.
The tapes are also part of the selection of the International Festival of Film and Video of Indigenous Peoples, held since 1985. There are as well worthy pieces for Anaconda Award to Indigenous Amazonian Video, from Chaco and Tropical Forests in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was instituted in 2000.
The cycle is divided into blocks depending on the issues of audiovisual materials, as Indigenous women, territory, identity, culture Mapuche and African world.
Some of the titles are: “Mu drua, mi tierra” (Mu drua, my land) (Colombia, 2011), “Huarpes en su propia voz” (Huarpes in its own voice) (Argentina 2011) and “Mujeres guerreras” (Warrior Women) (Brazil, 2011).
Also “El río sigue corriendo” (The River Still Flows) (Mexico, 2010), “La sombra de un delirio verde”(The shade of green delirium) (Brazil, 2011), “La Frontera”(The Border) (Peru, 2010), El regreso tras las huellas del tiempo (The return on the trail of time) (Bolivia, 2010) and “La voz mapuche”(Mapuche’s voice) (Chile, Argentina, 2008), among many other offers.
Source: Prensa Latina