Resistance Gazes. Indigenous Imaginary and de-colonization, transforming and constructing political impact pathways and own expressions

Sunday, August 6 – 1:00 P.M.
Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti
Traducción Simultánea
Keynote speaker Iván Sanjinés

Presented by Javier Campo y Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli

This presentation will develop a perspective on the 20-year process of development in Bolivia, a country with a population of more than 60% indigenous people and 34 different ancestral cultures, native indigenous communities and nations, and without its own film or television media. Within this framework, I will present the experience in which indigenous communities assume collective authority and work collectively on their own image from a decolonized perspective, accompanied by the political and social advance from the communication and arrival to power of Evo Morales (the first indigenous president of Bolivia), advancing the creation and re-creation of an imaginary in resistance. From the experimentation of an indigenous cinema to the construction of a television with identity, to the use of the internet and new technologies through the lens of living well or “buen vivir,” this presentation will touch upon fragments of film and videos in documentary and docu-fiction.