Lenfest Center for the Arts (Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room), Columbia University, 615 West 129th Street, New York
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. The film is 78 minutes long and in Asháninka and Portuguese.
Vincent Carelli, Co-Director
Wewito Piyãko, Co-Director
Response by Esther Hamburger, Professor of the Department of Film, Radio and Television of the School of Communication Arts at the University of São Paulo
Free and open to the public; however registration is required. Please visit the event webpage to reserve a ticket.
Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.