Are trees and ecosystems the only thing we lose when the amazon burns?

Voces Indigenas Pilot Project (Peru)

Empowering underrepresented voices
Giving them tools to tell their stories
Offering a network to share them

Empowering underrepresented voices.

RealLives works with underrepresented individuals, communities and cultures.
We empower them to define stories that represent their experience, knowledge and issues.

Local Heroes

Artists, artisans and visionaries living life their way while impacting the lives they touch.

Culture Shock

What better way to strengthen cultural diversity than to express oneself differently?

For a Future

Adding voices to the ongoing debate in diversity, development, politics or climate change.

Real Lives is a not for profit, multicultural association established to produce, publish and distribute content that promotes global diversity, cultural heritage, planetary sustainability and human respect on a personal level.

For more info and to apply:

Peruvean Amazon Storytelling Workshop


For 10 days, 15 passionate writers, artists and filmmakers will be submerged in the density of the Peruvian Amazonas and the lives of the local Shawi. Guided by a diverse Team of acclaimed international creatives and Peruvian indigenous leaders, participants will be exposed to the raw nature of the rainforest, conflicting forces impacting indigenous communities and sustainable activities to address climate change.

Each participant will develop a short provocation/artwork under the guidance and supervision of the Team. Unlike other workshops, the local inhabitants will not be mere characters in these stories but will serve as mentors, project collaborators and cultural mediators. The process of creation will require some form of partnership between local and international storytellers in defining, style, method, message and culture.

The workshop will take place in various setting including the urban river-based culture of Iquitos, the tropical rainforest surroundings of the Tambopata National Reserve, and the facilities of Formabiap’s indigenous bi-lingual education centre at Zúngarococha.

PAY IT FORWARD – Proceeds from the workshop will be used to support Voces Indígenas Pilot Project (Peru): Empowering indigenous youth through Documentary Filmmaking.