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Destruction of identity, culture and forests




May 2018



  • Indigenous Made Film
  • Panama
  • Resource Extraction
  • youth

A powerful film by Ivan Jaripio, Embera indigenous filmmaker from Panama. In this short creative film he contrasts indigenous traditions with the contemporary world of Panama. Faced with the territorial and cultural threat of modernization, the resistance of the indigenous peoples to defend their traditions is urgent.


  • Profile
    Youth, film, cultural collective

    Dji Ta Wagadi, meaning ‘Guardians of the Seed’, are an Embera youth cultural collective from Piriati, Darien, Panama. Dji T...

  • Profile
    Ivan Jaripio Embera Piriati

    Ivan is from the Embera community of Piriati. Since 2013 he has been studying film in order to promote indigenous rights so that their ...

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