Indigenous Cultures / Cinema in Conversation

Location: Kulttuuri Helsinki (Caisa)
Price: Free
Address: Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki

Indigenous Cultures / Cinema in Conversation

How is the representation of Indigenous cultures in cinema evolving? What is the importance of cultural production in the preservation of indigenous languages and traditions? Can film affect the status of indigenous communities?

Welcome to a discussion about the representation of Indigenous cultures in film. Panellists will discuss and compare the contexts of Finland and Latin America.

In conversation with: Suvi West (Director, ‘Me and My Little Sister’, ‘Märät säpikkäät’) Pirjo Virtanen (Professor of Indigenous Studies at University of Helsinki) Jenni Kivistö (Director, ‘Land Within’) and Roxana Crisólogo (Poet, Cultural Worker, Founder of Sivuvalo, member of La Colectiva)

Language: English // Finnish, Spanish, Sámi welcomed
Free entrance

This discussion is inspired by the indigenous-language films showing at Cinemaissí 2019.

‘Retablo’ (Peru, 2017, Quechua)
Wed 23.10. 19.00 *Opening Film!*
Su 27.10 18.00

‘Pájaros de verano’ (Colombia, 2019, Wayuu & Spanish)
Thu 24.10. 20.00
Su 27.10. 20.00

We welcome people of all ages, all origins, all religions, all sexual orientations and all genders to listen and participate in the discussion.

This is the 4th in a series of panel discussions, “Cinema in Conversation”, opening up important themes in the film selection of Cinemaissí 2019 – Latin American Film Festival: LGBTQ+, feminism, youth movements and indigenous cultures.

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