Voces Indigenàs (Peru)

“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

Voces Indigenàs (Peru)

“This well thought out and planned project focuses on the training of indigenous youth in the Peruvian Amazon region to create and produce their own indie documentary films and learn to manage their distribution and ensuing economic benefits. This could have an impact on the empowerment and capacity building of young men and women from four Amazonian indigenous communities.” UNESCO IFCD | EXPERT PROJECT EVALUATION

Rafael Chanchari Pizuri

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 Shawi Shaman

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