Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association

by Alianza Arkana
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Empower Indigenous Youth Activist Association
Dec 11, 2019

Jeman Films: Films from the Community

Community film is a tool for Social Change and Social Education. It promotes reflection and creates different ways to address community concerns from and for the community. It also empowers indigenous people by providing tools to revalue and revitalize their culture while visualizing their challenges and threats.

To share this experience with the youth of the Native Community of Paoyhan, a team of four film experts from the Peruvian Amazon Association of Filmmakers (ACAPE) designed a workshop especially for them. Twenty-two Shipibo-Konibo high school students benefited from this creative and participatory learning initiative for over a week.

The workshop started by learning audiovisual tools through participatory filmmaking methodologies. All participants used the cameras and all of them are part of the final result. Then the group was divided in two were they choose a topic and discussed how to address it. Later on, every group developed the characters, the scripts and a storyboard was established to decide which video shots were required before visiting the shooting site, the Forest. All together they created their own story as great short film

We are very proud of this first wonderful experience in Paoyhan and its outcomes, two short films. "Bakebo Nii Merakai", “The Children in the Forest”, a small documentary of the testimonies of three teenagers and their relationship with the forest and its medicinal plants. And "Nokon metsa Jema Paoyhan", “Our beautiful Community”, is a song about their community and their customs through the youth eyes. Both short films were filmed by themselves in the medicinal forest "Farmacia Viva Indigena".

To celebrate the competition of both short films they were projected in the community square together with other films created by indigenous filmmakers. The projection under the stars was a big success and the young filmmakers were very happy of their work and the community’s recognition.

 

Let's continue betting on a cinema that connects realities and makes problems visible.

Let's continue betting on a cinema from the community!

The Girls & an ancient Tree
The Girls & an ancient Tree
Jema Films
Jema Films
Filming in the Forest
Filming in the Forest

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Alianza Arkana

Location: Yarinacocha, Ucayali - Peru
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Macarena Arias
Yarinacocha, Ucayali Peru

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Alianza Arkana that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.