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Indigenous Media and Communication Rights in Chile and Latin America
Date Tuesday September 13
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
New College Theater
777 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorJon Garfield
Indigenous Media and Communication Rights in Chile and Latin America

Special guest speaker: Mapuche filmmaker and Director of Lulul Mahuida,

JEANNETTE PAILLAN

Screening of WALLMAPU -- a documentary about the Mapuche people of Chile and their struggle for land and justice

Also, a video short on the
7th Indigenous Film and Video Festival of the Americas

Tuesday, September 13 at 7 pm (art exhibit at 6 pm)
New College Theater
777 Valencia Street, San Francisco

7 PM - Forum with Jeanette Paillan on indigenous media and video screenings

6 PM - Prior to the forum - Tona Luisa Osher exhibit - Paintings and writings on the threatened Native corn of Mexico

Join us for a forum at 7 pm on indigenous media in Chile and Latin America with Jeannete Paillan, Mapuche filmmaker and coordinator of the 7th Indigenous Film and Video Festival of the Americas. The evening will include a screening of Wallmapu, a documentary by Jeannette Paillan about the Mapuche people of Southern Chile and their struggle for land and self-determination. There will also be a video short and discussion about the Indigenous Film and Video Festival of the Americas.

Come early - at 6 pm, prior to the forum and screening, Tona Luisa Osher will present her exhibit of paintings and writings about Mexico’s threated Native corn, as part of a North/South awareness campaign.

Jeannette Paillan, Director of the Mapuche community organization Lulul Mahuida, is a Mapuche filmmaker and journalist. Her films have been screened internationally since 1994, and her documentary Wallmapu was awarded at the 2003 Human Rights Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She served as festival coordinator of the 7th Festival of Indigenous Film and Video (2004, Santiago, Chile).

Wallmapu (by Jeannette Paillan, 2002) is the first documentary entirely directed and produced by Mapuche. Living historically at the bottom of a pronounced class system, the Mapuche have faced the ravages of neo-liberalism and continue to struggle for self determination and cultural rights. Wallmapu is the first film history of Chile told from the perspective of indigenous people.

The Indigenous Film and Video Festival of the Americas has been taking place since 1985, hosted by different countries of Latin America. Sponsored by CLACPI (the Latin American Indigenous Peoples’ Council on Film and Communication), the Festival works with indigenous organizations and others to make indigenous realities more broadly known and to promote media within the continent’s First Nations.

Suggested donation: $5 - no one turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by the New College Media Studies MA Program, Abya Yala Nexus, Global Exchange, SpiralMuse, Mayan Shamanism, Media Alliance, and others.

For more information, please call: 415-437-3425

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New College Media Studies MA Program:
http://www.newcollege.edu/media_studies/

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