The Amônia River runs near the border of Brazil and Peru, where both indigenous Ashaninka people and white settlers live in the municipality of Marechal Thaumaturgo. Produced by the Vídeo nas Aldeias collective, Antonio and Piti explores the love between a Peruvian-born indigenous man and the daughter of Chico Coló, a white rubber tapper soldier. The film tells the story of their community-led reforestation project and the pressures of a predatory and extractive economy. Asháninka and Portugese, 78 minutes, 2019.
With Co-Directors Vincent Carelli and Wewito Piyãko. Response by Esther Hamburger, Arts. Organized by Ron Gregg, Film and Media Studies, Ana Ochoa, Music and Maria Fantinato, Music.
Co-presented by the Center for Ethnomusicology; the School of the Arts; 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 (part of the Audibilities Series)
About the Audibilities Series:
In recent years, sound studies has emerged as a transdisciplinary formation that attests to the intensification of the aural as a site for thinking, creativity and action. The events in this series explore the political implications of this emergence and the challenges for rethinking the political.