18 June, 2012

Voices Through Time (video)

Documentary on indigenous communicators who use the radio and ICTs to defend and exercise their rights.

Traditionally, mass media in Peru serves to suppress and distort the images of indigenous women and indigenous Andean and Amazonian peoples, limiting their access to means of development.

“Voices Through Time” documents how men, women and youth, members of the indigenous communicators network supported by CHIRAPAQ, use the radio as well as new information and communication technologies, as tools to take control of their representation in the media, preserve their cultures and identities, and defend and exercise their rights. In their own voices the women involved in this process explain to us the impact that communication has had on their communities and the importance self-expression has in their lives. The aspiration of the Network is to construct a national system of communication expressly from and for indigenous peoples.

The documentary was produced with the now call National Coordinator of Indigenous Communication and its following memmbers:

Asociación de Mujeres de Ayaviri Melgar – AMUAME (Puno), Asociación de Mujeres Campesinas de la Cuenca del Vilca – ASMUC (Huancavelica), Asociación Departamental de Mujeres Campesinas – ADEMUC (Puno), Asociación Provincial de Mujeres de Melgar – APROM (Puno), Asociación Regional del Centro del Perú – ARDCP (Junín), Central de Organizaciones de Mujeres de Ilave – COMI (Puno), Federación Agraria Revolucionaria Túpac Amaru del Cusco – FARTAC, Federación de Comunidades Campa Asháninka – FECONACA (Junín), Federación de Mujeres Campesinas de Anta – FEMCA (Cusco), Federación de Mujeres de Pitumarca – FEMUPI (Cusco), Federación de Rondas Campesinas Femeninas del Norte del Perú – FEROCAFENOP (Cajamarca), Red de Comunicadores Indígenas Quechuas de Ayacucho

Producer: CHIRAPAQ
With the support of: UNPFII
Runtime: 20 min.
Production year: 2010
Original language: Spanish, Quechua, Yánesha
Subtitles: English