Film screening “Nothing but the Sun” + Webinar with the director

Date: 17th of March 2021
Time: 16:30-19:00 (Webinar at 18:00)
Place: Law Faculty, Auditorium 2, University of Bergen OR Zoom (added possibility for the webinar part)

LawTransform (CMI-UiB Centre on Law and Social Transformation) and Cine Latino invite you to the screening of the film “Nothing but the Sun” to be followed by a webinar with Rachel Sieder (CMI, CIESAS, CdMx) in conversation with Arami Ullón (film director) and Lara Côrtes (LawTransform). The webinar starts at 18:00 (CET).

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Check out the synopsis:
“Mateo Sobode Chiqueno’s Ayoreo ancestors worshipped the sun, which they saw as a superior and generous being. But for him and his generation, the sun has primarily become a threat, turning deforested areas into dry, dusty plains—filmed here beautifully but ominously.
Some Ayoreo still lives in seclusion in the forests of the Chaco in Paraguay. But many more, among them Sobode Chiqueno, were herded into isolated settlements by missionaries, who took their land and forcibly converted them to Christianity.

He started recording Ayoreo conversations, stories, and songs in the 1970s and is still travelling to Ayoreo communities with his now-antique cassette recorder to interview them and collect their voices for his audio archive. Occasionally the device eats a tape, which he fixes with patient fiddling. The conversations express uncertainty about the loss of identity. Is it a problem that a culture disappears in order to adapt to another?”

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