“The project has an impact on the improvement of young cultural entrepreneurs, providing tools and resources for the creation of audiovisual proposal with new messages and different points of view about the world and life, and particularly, with Amazonians cultural manifestations and experiences.” FELIX ANTONIO LOSSIO CHAVEZ, Ministry of Culture
It is the nature of creatives, artisans and social protagonists to be flexible and forward looking. Who better to adapt or inspire constructive societal change during this pandemic crisis?
Local communities and indigenous peoples are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts because they rely on fragile ecosystems for their livelihoods, but they also hold many of the solutions to the climate change crisis.
In 2010, the RV Heraclitus and Ecotechnics began the Mediterranean Oral History project documenting the living culture and heritage of the peoples of the Mediterranean coast.
Shawi teacher, shaman & philosopher | Peru Born in the Peruvian Amazon, Rafael Chanchari Pizuri is a philosopher and Amazonian from the Shawi ethnic group. His spiritual ecological discourse, rooted in indigenous cosmovisions of the indigenous cultures of the Peruvian Amazon, foregrounds the current environmental challenges and complex symbolic narratives of indigenous Amazonians. He is … Continue reading Rafael Chanchari Pizuri
The river is life. We are aware that spirits live in the river. There is the mother of the deep pools, the Yakuruna and the pink dolphins. There is also the Yakumama, which is the mother of water. You have to be careful with these spirits when you go to the river. Rafael Chanchari
You have to actually experience something before you have a story to tell. Arrive, sit, and experience the moment using all five senses. What defines this place, this time, these people…this story? Mark Abouzeid
“Arena” by Director Ricardo Leòn and Researcher Inge-Merete Hougaard takes us into the Amazon Rainforest to give voice to the residents of Brisas del Frayle, an afro-descendant village in Colombia.
Imagine sitting in your living room and suddenly a film crew enters dressed in strange foreign costumes, speaking a language you barely understand.