Pueblos Armonía · Alternativas indígenas en un mundo global

Sinopsis

Carmita es partera y transmite los conocimientos ancestrales de su oficio a otras mujeres, contribuyendo así a ampliar la cobertura sanitaria y bajar la mortalidad materna e infantil. Rosa ha creado una escuela de medicina andina para fortalecer los saberes ancestrales, pero también ha transformado estos conocimientos en el principal valor agregado de su proyecto empresarial comunitario de producción, transformación y comercialización de plantas medicinales. Alfredo vela por la recuperación del ecosistema a través de la reintroducción de la fauna nativa, abriendo nuevas posibilidades económicas para las comunidades, como el ecoturismo. Todos tienen en común una visión del desarrollo basada en la búsqueda del equilibrio, de la armonía, más que en la acumulación de bienes materiales.

Después de siglos de asimilacionismo, los pueblos indígenas del siglo XXI vuelven a creer en su propio criterio, desarrollan proyectos económicos originales, deciden tomar en sus manos la educación de sus hijos para transmitirles sus valores, su cultura, su lengua, a través de la Educación Intercultural Bilingüe.

Ficha técnica

Realización: Alix de Roten / IOSPHERA
Guión, dirección, producción, edición: Alix de Roten
Dirección de fotografía, cámara: Alejandro Cock
Asistente de cámara, sonido: José Bermudez
Diseño gráfico: Vanessa Knorst
Música: Jorge Sabogal
País de grabación: Ecuador y Bolivia
Formato original: DVCPRO HD
Duración: 28 min.

La campaña “Pueblos Armonía”

El documental forma parte de una campaña promovida por la Cruz Roja en Catalunya, que pretende difundir la visión indígena del desarrollo, y mostrar porque esta visión es un aporte interesante para enfrentar los problemas del siglo XXI, como son el el consumismo desenfrenado, el consecuente desequilibrio del ecosistema mundial, y las profundas desigualdades sociales. La campaña se compone de una exposición itinerante, el documental de 28min, una página web, un librito, material gráfico…

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Synopsis

Carmita is a native midwife who transmits her knowledge to other women, thus contributing to expanding health coverage and reduce maternal and infant mortality in her region. Rosa has created a medical school to strengthen the Andean ancestral knowledge of health, and this knowledge is also the main added value of her business of producing, processing and marketing of medicinal plants. Alfredo ensures the recovery of the ecosystem through the reintroduction of native fauna and the preservation of the environment opens up new economic opportunities for his community, such as ecotourism… All of them share a common vision of development based on the research of balance, harmony, rather than on the accumulation of material goods.

After centuries of assimilationism, indigenous peoples are gradually beginning to recover their rights and dignity, they believe again in themselves, create original approaches to economics and health and take over the education of their children, in order to transmit them their values, culture and language.

Screenplay, direction, edition and production: Alix von Roten
Photography : Alejo Cock
Sound: José Bermúdez
Graphics: Vanessa Knorst
Music: Jorge Sabogal.

¿Qué culpa tiene la coca?


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Yatiri Nieves, a shaman woman from the Andes is offering Coca leafs and tributes like llama foetus and quinoa to Pachamama, Mother Earth.

In Kechua she remembers the myth of coca, “ Coca was a woman before she was a plant; when she died her semi-divine husband, Sinchi Roca , cried so much that a plant grew from where his tears fell, a healing present from Pachamama.” It was named Coca.

Throughout the centuries, in Bolivia, women and the Coca plant have shared the same destiny: discrimination, repression, misunderstanding and finally, at this very moment in history, revaluation. In the Andes no plant is more appreciated and valued by the Indians than coca. It is impossible to imagine the native Indians without their plant and its significance in religion, culture, health and work; it is a powerful symbol of Andean identity and of the indigenous protest against US policies. This uprising has proved so effective that it has changed the face of Bolivian politics. In a society where women are under-estimated they are threatening the status quo.

It is women who have transformed the struggle in Bolivia from isolated individual responses to organized and widespread resistance. It is women who stand up in front of the road blocks. It is women who organized marches and the hunger strikes. It is women, the spirit of Coca, who are restructuring the political landscape.

Mauricio González