Water and Song in Indigenous Film

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Friday, October 11, 2019  6:30pm Lenfest Center for the Arts (Screening Room)

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Free and open to the public

First come, first seated

Sponsors

Center for Ethnomusicology

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

Center for the Study of Social Difference

Institute for Latin American Studies

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

School of the Arts

Thursday, October 10, 6:30 pm
Friday, October 11 9-12, workshop and discussion with film makers


“Water and Song in Indigenous Film”
Presentation of the film Ushui, Produced by the Bunkuaneyuman Communications Collective of indigenous Wiwa people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia.
Ushui is about Sagas—women shamans—and their wisdom and relation to water; how to give birth and raise children, to sing to the spirits, and what to do when they turn against us like Shekuita, the bad thunder that destroyed the town of Kemakúmake.


With José Gregorio Mojica Gil, Rafael Mojica Gil, and Amalia Cordova. Organized by Ana M. Ochoa, Music and Ron Gregg, Film and Media Studies.

Co-presented by the Center for Ethnomusicology; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Center for the Study of Social Difference; Institute for Latin American Studies; and The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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