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AWATICUNAS (The Grandmothers of Memory)

Awaticunas, the grandmothers of memory narrate their life stories as native knowledge bearers of five communities in Potosi, Bolivia. This short film shows the knowledge of the writings of an ancient village in Potosi. It reflects the knowledge that has remained in the memory of these Andean communities over the years. The greed of modern capitalism and the false dreams of progress imposed on Quechua youth have caused them to forget and put aside their traditions. This documentary contains the words of (possibly) the last generation of weavers in the communities of Potosi.

New York: Oct. 13 at NYU's KJCC Auditorium. Full details here.

Earlier Event: October 11
La Prenda (The Pawn)
Later Event: October 15
Cine Cubano