Mar 14

Shipibo: The Movie of Our Memories

March 14, 2012

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

In 1953, anthropologist Harry Tschopik Jr. visited the Shipibo people in the Peruvian Amazon and made a film called Men of the Montaña. More than fifty years later, researchers at the Field Museum in Chicago found these images in the archives and compiled them into a video. In 2010 a team from the Field Museum visited the Ucayali River Basin to show the Tschopik film and collect commentaries from the Shipibo people. How accurate is Tschopik’s film? What do the Shipibo of today think about their own identity, about the changes in their culture, and the future of their children?

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Poster: Shipibo: The Movie of Our Memories [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: UIC Department of Anthropology and Latin American and Latino Studies


Mario Lucero

Date posted

May 29, 2018

Date updated

Jun 14, 2018