John Pendray is a living book of the seas and the ships men use to navigate it. In his studio, Pendray explores the diverse cultural similarities among vessels in disparate parts of the world and the reasons why.
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
Walking out of Lockdown Podcast
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?
Peruvian Workshop Covid-19 Update
Dear Artists, due to the corona virus situation the Peruvian Amazon Storytelling Workshop workshop will be postponed. We will update you as soon as possible!
Peruvian Amazon Workshop (2020)
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.
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.
Oral Histories of the Sea People
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.
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