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Sound of Rushing Water, The

Synopsis
The Shuar (also known by the derogatory name of Jivaro) live in the rainforest of eastern Ecuador. They recount the history of their resistance to the Inca and Spanish Empires, and tell of their present efforts, through the Federation, to maintain their cultural identity and promote self-determinism in the face of settler society. Made with the technical help of some non-Indians, this remains the only film ever made by a lowland South American Indian Group.
Language
English
Country
Ecuador
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 40 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1973
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Notes
References: ‘The Jivaro: People of the Sacred Waterfalls’, by Michael J Harner (Garden City, NJ, 1973) and ‘Jivaro Souls’ by Dorice Tentchaff in ‘American Anthropologist’, Vol 64 (1962).
Documentation
Accompanying commentary.
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Ecuador; indigenous peoples; Shuar; social life and customs

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Shuar Indian Federation

Distributor

Name

Survival International

Phone
020 7242 1441
Fax
020 7242 1771
Address
London
WC1N 3QL
Notes
Contact: Libarty Bollen, e-mail: lb@survival-international.org (4/00)

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