Images of My Territory: Rama and Kriol
March 11, 2015, 7:30pm
The Lost and Found Café, 33 W. Hastings, Vancouver
A beautiful documentary made about the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, its people and their struggles. Selected for the Central American Film Festival and the International Festival of Indigenous Film and Video.
In Spanish rama means “branch”. It is also the name of an indigenous people from Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast. About 2000 Rama have managed to survive over 500 years of colonization and exploitation, but their culture is difficult to sustain in an increasingly interconnected world. They share the coast with 600 Kriols, who are of Afro-Caribbean descent. True to its title, Images of My Territory explores the unique beauty of Rama and Kriol life and the enormous challenges they face as endangered peoples.
A discussion with documentary director José Wheelock (CEIBO R.L) and Indigenous Human Rights expert Sergio Pivaral (IBIS in Nicaragua) will follow the showing of the documentary.
Come to learn more about the struggles and achievements of the people of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.