Film Image
Sirionó
CEFREC/CAIB
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2010
Color
56 minutes
Bolivia
Ibiato
English subtitles

Sirionó

In the years leading to the historic 1990 March for Indigenous Land and Dignity, the Sirionó community of Ibiato resists the imposition of a Eurocentric educational system that devalues their way of life and the Ibiato language.

TWN is proud to release the work of the Bolivian indigenous media collective CEFREC/CAIB. Since 1996, CAIB (Bolivian Indigenous Peoples’ Audiovisual Council) and CEFREC (Cinematography Education and Production Center), have been at the forefront of indigenous cinema in Latin America, producing a vast catalog of documentaries, docudramas and fiction films for local indigenous communities. Although the work of CEFREC/CAIB has been featured in numerous international film festivals outside Bolivia, this unique collection has not been available for purchase outside the local Bolivian market until now.
Reviews
“Video becomes a crucial technology for the reinvention of indigenous cultures, directed against the effects of the long-standing discrimination of indigenous people, languages, medicinal practices, as well as their social and economic relations.” - Freya Schiwy, Decolonizing the Frame: Indigenous Video in the Andes
"A fictional account of the Sirionó community of Ibiato, just before the historic 1990 March for Land and Dignity to the nation’s capital. A revolutionary guerilla fleeing from the dictatorship’s military forces is mistakenly accepted as the teacher the community has been expecting." - Nativenetworks.com
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