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Location: Peru         Length: 8 min

 

The Amazonian peoples of the eastern Peruvian rainforest, 300,000 people in 60 ethnic groups, have rich cultural traditions many centuries old. Although often considered by outsiders to be an untapped wilderness, this region for millennia has been ably managed by its indigenous populations, who are actively adapting to the larger society while maintaining their ancient traditions. This video briefly tells their story from their perspective and offers hope for indigenous groups building a place for themselves in the modern world. Victor Churay, the narrator of this film, was murdered by robbers in Lima, Peru, in 2002. Our presentation of Etnias is dedicated to Victor's memory, to his family and to the Bora people of the Peruvian Amazon.

 

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Copyright 2002 by Teleandes Producciones

 

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Victor Churay, the narrator of this film, was murdered by robbers in Lima, Peru, in 2002. Our presentation of Etnias is dedicated to Victor's memory, to his family and to the Bora people of the Peruvian Amazon.

 

 

 

Jivaro

The People of Manu (PBS)

Amazon Conservation: How to Save the Amazon Rainforest (nonprofit organization)

Shinai Serjali (nonprofit organization)

The Yahua Indians of the Peruvian Amazon (The International Biopark Foundation)