Past Event

Water, Sound and Indigenous Film: Antonio and Piti

February 13, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Lenfest Center for the Arts (Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room), Columbia University, 615 West 129th Street, New York

Event Description: 

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. 

Event Speakers: 

  • 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

Event Information:

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.

Sponsored 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, School of the Arts, and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities