• 21 September 2021
  • 11:30-12:15
  • Room: Virtual Room 3 - EN

Young Indigenous storytellers from Madre de Dios present short films

Virtual Room 3 - EN

20 young Indigenous community members from Madre de Dios in Peru developed 20 short films to show to policymakers and to the world their own stories: their cultural heritage, their needs, the threats they face, their strategies to protect their forests and fight the climate crisis. This session will release the first of these short films that form part of the first network of young community-based storytellers in COVID-19 times. The viewing of the short film and presentation by the filmmaker, will be followed by the comments from Vanessa Racua, indigenous leader from FENAMAD (regional indigenous organization), David Hernández, a professional Indigenous filmmaker from If not Us Then Who and Paula Alvarado, Head of Communications of The Tenure Facility and international policy expert.