Shipibo: The Movie of Our Memories

Date(s) - Wednesday, March 14, 2012
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Admissions: Free
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?

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

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Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: 312-996-3095


UIC Department of Anthropology and Latin American and Latino Studies

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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