Filming was an important part of the project. Capacity development activities were led by the Peruvian Film-maker Fernando Valdivia from the Escuela de Cine Amazónico.

Filming in the Community of San Martin, Inuya

As part of the project Fernando produced a feature length film, documenting his own return to the Purús region after 25 years and examining the issues that continue to face the region through three figures he meets there. The film, Grompes, Curumí y la Niña de la Papaya, is currently being shown at screenings across Peru and has won a number of awards. Follow on The trailer is below. There is also an English Subtitled Version.

Community Produced Films

The project supported the communities in producing their own films about topics and issues of importance in their lives.

Indigenous Designs – San Marcos
Agriculture – Renacimiento Ashaninka
Activities – Sinai

Catay & 3 Bolas – with English subtitles

Living in our Land – Catay & 3 Bolas
Protecting our Territory – Bola de Oro