Culturas Indígenas

Camino a la Escuela

Umberto Zaco
Peru 2004 | 18 Min. | DVD, OmeU
Q&A with: Umberto Zaco
This film doc­u­ments the harsh living con­di­tions and poor state of public edu­ca­tion in the cold Peru­vian high­lands (over 4000 meters above sea level) for a female school teacher and … read more

Kene Yuxi, the twists of Kene

Brazil 2010 | 48 Min. | DVD, OmeU
Q&A with: Zezinho Yube
When trying to revert the tra­di­tions aban­don­ment of his people and fol­low­ing his father research, the teacher and writer Joaquim Maná, Zez­in­ho Yube runs after the tra­di­tion­al art­works knowl­edge of … read more

Pïrinop, My first Contact

Karané Txicão, Mari Côrea
Brazil 2007 | 80 Min. | miniDV, OmeU
Q&A with: Mari Corrêa
The Amer­i­c­as “first con­tact” is widely rec­og­nized as having occurred in 1492. For the Ikpeng indige­nous people in Brazil, first con­tact was a doc­u­ment­ed event that occurred in Octo­ber 1964 … read more

Requecho, A Thousand Years Later

Umberto Zaco
Peru 2009 | 50 Min. | miniDV, OmeU
Los Uros, the people who for thou­sands of years have been living float­ing over the cold 43 waters of lake Tit­i­ca­ca, are upon the brink of dis­ap­pear­ing. A def­i­nite con­flict … read more

Secrets of the Tribe

José Padilha
Brazil 2010 | 94 Min. | DigiBeta, OmeU
Direc­tor José Padil­ha’s eye­open­ing new doc­u­men­tary cen­ters on the pop­u­lar field of Yanoma­mi Indian stud­ies, but they aren’t the tribe in ques­tion. The secrets being exposed are those of the … read more

Trans-Cutucú - Zurück in den Urwald

Lisa Faessler
Ecuador 2009 | 89 Min. | DVD, OmeU
The moun­tain massif of Cutucú in the south of the Amazon region in Ecuador was a kind of defense against the envi­ron­men­tal destruc­tion for the native pop­u­la­tion but in the … read more