TAC International Film and Video Festival



Bonfire on the Tierra del Fuego Shoreline Yamana Woman Weaving Basket





The Yamana were the indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego and were at one time the guardians of an extraordinary culture. Now gone from the face of the Earth, they used their ingenious instinct to survive for thousands of years in an extreme land. They were dismissed by history, their race’s extinction caused by Europeans. But we still have much to learn from the Yamana. Ernesto Piana has spent the last thirty years of his life studying traces of these people and his research is helping overturn the prejudice and stereotyping the Yamana have suffered from their first encounters with “civilization.”





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Length: 52 min.
Country: Italy
Language: English
Producer: Tullio Bernabei / GA&A Productions SRL, with RAI 3
Producer Web site:www.gaea.it and www.raitre.rai.it
Distributor: GA&A Productions SRL
Distributor Web site: www.gaea.it
Copyright: 2004 by GA&A Productions



Festival Screenings and Awards:

Best Film (by jury), International Review of Archaeological Cinema, Rovereto, Italy, 2007