10 April, 2012

Between Waters. From the Sacred to Disaster (video)

Short documentary that explores the travails and difficulties that indigenous peoples from Peru face due to climate change.

For centuries an intrinsic and harmonious connection was shared between indigenous peoples and the nature of their territory. Now, as a result of the climatic change brought by action of men, these same indigenous peoples are facing threats to their subsistence in their ancestral lands.

In the Andes, the snowcapped mountains that provide water to the towns of the mountain range, are melting too much fast and are in danger to disappear. Torrential rains affect their cultures. In the Amazon forests people observe changes in her biodiversity and their traditional way to live.

“Between Waters” explores the tribulations and difficulties that the indigenous peoples of Peru face. People who had contributed less to climate change but nevertheless suffer hardly the adverse effects of the environment.

Producer: CHIRAPAQ
With the support of: TEBTEBBA, FIDA, NORAD
Runtime: 20 min.
Production year: 2010
Original language: Spanish, Quechua, Asháninka
Subtitles: English