Shipibo: The Movie of Our Memories
Date(s) - Wednesday, 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?
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Name: Mario Lucero
UIC Department of Anthropology and Latin American and Latino Studies
UIC Latino Cultural Center