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wüne adngen/la imagen antes de la imagen: A Showcase of Indigenous Films from Chile

Thursday, December 3, 2015 – Friday, December 4, 2015

KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012 (map)

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CineCLACS and the Embassy of Chile, with the support of the Hemispheric Institute at NYU, present a two-day gathering focused on the past, present, and future state of indigenous people in Chile through film and conversation. With the support

Thursday, December 3rd (6:00pm - 9:00pm), will feature the following films:
San Juan, la noche más larga (2012)
Director: Claudia Huaiquimilla
Short (17 min.)
Language: Spanish/English Subtitles

Te Kuhane o Te Tupuna (el espíritu de los ancestros) (2015)
Director: Leonardo Pakarati
(63 mins)
Language: Spanish

ILWEN La Tierra Tiene Olor a Padre (2013)
(35 mins.)
Director: Francisco Huichaqueo
Language: Spanish/English Subtitles

A conversation with film director Francisco Huichaqueo, moderated by Amalia Cordova will follow the screenings. This conversation will be conducted in Spanish.

Friday, December 4th (1:00pm-5:00pm), will feature the following films:

Director: Carlos Flores Pinedo
(10 mins.)
Language: Spanish

Director: Francisco Huichaqueo
(24 mins.)
Language: Spanish

MAPU MEW (2015)
Director: Guido Brevis
Short (50 mins.)
Language: Spanish

A conversation about the state of indigenous cultural policy in Chile with Jose Ancan, Director of Indigenous Peoples Unit of the Cultural Council of the Ministry of Culture of Chile, and Elsa Stamatopoulou, Director of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program at Coulumbia University. This conversation will be moderated by Marcial Godoy, Associate Director of the Hemispheric Institute,  and will be conducted in Spanish.
Francisco Huichaqueo, born in Valdivia, southern Chile, is a visual artist, filmmaker and professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Chile. He is responsible for the First Nations section of the Valdivia International Film Festival. His work revolves around the issues that affect his Mapuche heritage, developing them in the form of video installation, documentary film and film essay. In his films, Huichaqueo addresses the social landscape, history, culture and his peoples worldview. Huichaqueo's work has been exhibited at international indigenous film festivals such as imagineNATIVE in Toronto-Canada, Latin Film Festival in Toulouse, Forumdoc-Belo Horizonte, Museo Arqueológico de Santiago Chile, Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC, Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles, California, and Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, among others. He also has film and art residences in Taiwan and France. His work has been exhibited in Chile, France, Canada, Germany, USA, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Bolivia.

Jose Ancan is the first Director of the new Indigenous Peoples Unit of the Cultural Council of the Ministry of Culture of Chile. He is a filmmaker, scholar, and former Visiting Artist of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. He holds a BA in Art History from the University of Chile, an MA in Anthropology from the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Latin American Studies at the University of Chile.

Elsa Stamatopoulou. Born in Athens, Greece, Professor Stamatopoulou has devoted 21 years of her UN work to human rights, in addition to several years exclusively focusing on Indigenous Peoples rights. Most recently, she directed the work program of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)–the highest UN body in this area–as its first Chief from its inception in 2003 to 2010. In that capacity and while supporting the UNPFII, she also promoted the integration, at international and national levels, of UN policies on indigenous peoples’ issues in the areas of economic and social development, environment, health, human rights, education and culture. She also supervised the production of the first ever State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples publication of the United Nations (2010). Prof. Stamatopoulou has received various awards for her work, including The Ingrid Washinawatok El Issa O’Peqtaw Metaehmoh-Flying Eagle Woman Peace, Justice and Sovereignty Award; the award of the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples; the Eleanor Roosevelt Award of the Human Rights Center and of Voices 21; and other awards from grassroots organizations. She is a member of human rights NGOs, Co-Chair of the International Commission on the Chittagong Hill Tracts and member of advisory boards of indigenous peoples’ institutions. She has written extensively on a variety of human rights themes. Her book  Cultural Rights in International Law (2007) is a classic on the topic. She has also co-edited  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 50 Years and Beyond (1998). She has been teaching at Columbia University in New York since 2011 and is also the Director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program at Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

Amalia Córdova is a film curator, filmmaker and scholar specializing in indigenous film. She is the Assistant Director of New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and is the former Latin American Program Manager for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s Film and Video Center, where she organized video tours, film festivals and international screenings. She has also been a panelist, moderator, selector and juror at international indigenous film festivals, including the Morelia International Film Festival and the CLACPI International Film and Video Festival of Indigenous Peoples. She has co-directed two documentaries on indigenous art in Chile, a short First Voices , about the New York independent radio program First Voices Indigenous Radio , and is currently co-directing Urban Indians , a web-series on the urban indigenous experience. She has contributed to scholarship on the development of indigenous media in Latin America with several publications, including essays in Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism (2012), American Indian magazine (2010), the collection Global Indigenous Media (2008) and Cultural Survival Quarterly  (2005) . She is a former trustee of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, an organization that supports and encourages independent media makers, a board member of the youth media project New Children/New York and a member of the OURmedia international community media network. She is from Santiago, Chile.

Marcial Godoy-Anativia is a sociocultural anthropologist and the Managing Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. He is co-editor, with Zeynep Gambetti, of Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era (NYU Press, 2013). He is also Editor, with Jill Lane, of e-misférica, the Institute's trilingual online journal. As part of his work on the Institute's initiative on Religion and Politics in the Americas, he recently co-edited Religiones, matrimonio igualitario y aborto: Alianzas con y entre actores religiosos por los derechos sexuales y reproductivos en Argentina (CDD Ediciones, 2014). From 2000-2007, he worked in the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean and the Program on International Collaboration at the Social Science Research Council. His publications include “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Middle East Studies in the Aftermath of 9/11,” “We Are Living in a Time of Pillage: A Conversation with Carlos Monsiváis,” and Ciudades Translocales: Espacios, flujo, representación—Perspectivas desde las Américas, co-edited with Rossana Reguillo (ITESO, 2005). In 2003, he co-edited a special issue of Estudios migratorios latinoamericanos, entitled "Los flujos translocales en las Américas." Marcial also serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

Other speakers to be confirmed. This event will be conducted in Spanish.

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