63 min., documentary, 2009
In Spanish with English subtitles.
In the year 2002 the people of Sarayaku successfully resisted an invasion by an international oil company. Sarayaku: Rivers of Corn is a journey to this Kichwa community in the south of the Ecuadorian Amazon, five years after the unsuccessful invasion. This documentary recreates the story through the memory of several women that participated in the events of 2002, and contrasts scenes of daily life with those of the struggle of the people of Sarayaku to defend their ancestral lands.
Part of the proceeds from this film go to help the community of Sarayaku. Order
Written, directed and produced by: Marta Noemí Bautís.
Associate producer: Victor Verno.
Camera: Eriberto Gualinga, Marta Noemí Bautís.
Main interviewees: Berta Gualinga, Narcisa Gualinga, Corina Montalvo, Hilda Santi.
Editing: Marta Noemí Bautís.
Archival materials: Eriberto Gualinga (Excerpts from Defensor de la Selva and Sacha Runa Yachay).
Music: Grupo Ikara Amazonia.
Subtitles: Victor Verno.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Latin American Studies
Indigenous World View
Documentary Film Studies
Sarayaku website: www.sarayaku.com