“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
“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
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!
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.
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
Object Artist, Art Historian, Cultural Manager | Austria Sophie Beer grew up in Vienna and, from an early age, learned to appreciate both rural and urban life, nature and culture. Since then, these seeming contrasts have evolved as an expression of inclusive diversity and not of opposites. Beginning her career in cultural management, she served … Continue reading Sophie Beer
Photographer, producer, Peruvian Amazon expert | Peru Based in Iquitos, Leoncio is an expert in local cultural realities, indigenous communities and rainforest film production. He has received numerous recognitions for his films, including “El Rio” at Ethnografilm Festival in Paris 2019. As a uniquely knowledgeable and experienced audiovisual artist of the Peruvian Amazon, “Leo” works … Continue reading Leoncio Ramírez Vásquez