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MAY SUMAK: Quichwa Film Showcase in NYC

May Sumak / Quichwa Film Showcase: Indigenous Media from the Andes and Beyond is coming to New York City this week (March 26-28, 2015). It’s really great to see that the screenings and discussions will be hosted not only in three boroughs (Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens), but also by several institutions: the […]

February & March 2012 Film Festivals

Just a quick note to let you know about two film festivals you may want to check out. The first ever PBS Online Film Festival will include a few films produced by the Native American Publication Telecommunication (NAPT), including I Survived, The Migration, and Horse You See. And, for those of you near Palm […]

Theeere she is!

Whenever she sees me, a co-worker of mine greets me with a great big smile and a “Theeere she is!” She’s disarmed many a fellow co-worker with these words because it’s becoming part of our vocabularies. Exhibit A: The other day I heard another co-worker pass by her and beat her to it. So […]

X Festival CLACPI Ecuadorpi

Solamente una nota pequeña para avisarles que está disponible video e imagenes desde el X Festival de Cine y Video de los Pueblos Indígenas organizado por CLACPI y la CONAIE en el Ecuador. Gracias a Amalia Córdova por el enlace y a Gabriela Gamez por los videos. Para mayor información sobre el festival y […]

La Taxista

Introduction to Ecuadorian soap opera La taxista.

Thanks to a recent tweet by Sacha Rosero of OtavalosOnline.com, I read an article about a new Ecuadorian soap opera called La taxista.1 The soap opera’s protagonist, Rosita Tituaña, is supposed to depict an Indian from Imbabura province who has migrated to the coastal city of […]

Chevron Demands Crude Footage

I had not considered the ways that socially committed films might put directors and other collaborators at risk but I recently read about Chevron demanding that director Joe Berlinger hand over footage of his documentary, Crude, which I wrote about back in August 2009. For more information, see the articles below.

Carroll, Rory. “Chevron […]

Crude: The Real Price of Oil

English below.

Español pronto…

Last Wednesday afternoon, after a circuitous ride into Flushing Meadows Park, I eventually made my way to the parking lot of the Queens Museum of Art. (This brought to mind a similarly circuitous excursion over 10 years ago when a colleague and I went to Flushing Meadows Park […]

“Crude”: éste miercoles, 26 de agosto

Recibí ésta invitación y quise hacerles llegar. El documental se dará solamente en español y por ende no traduzco al inglés.

EL CONSULADO GENERAL DE ECUADOR EN NUEVA YORK y el MUSEO DE ARTE DE QUEENS en colaboración con el MUSEO NACIONAL DEL INDÍGENA AMERICANO y CINEMA TROPICALtienen el agrado de invitarlo a una […]

Ñawipi: miradas hacia dentro en la Mitad del Mundo

El segundo festival itinerante de cine y video de los pueblos originarios se dará el 22 de septiembre hasta el 3 de octubre del 2009 en Quito, Ecuador. Las inscripciones se cierran el 20 de julio asi que inscríbanse pronto!