The Amônia River runs near the border of Brazil and Peru, where both indigenous Ashaninka people and white settlers live in the municipality of Marechal Thaumaturgo. Produced by the Vídeo nas Aldeias collective, Antonio and Piti explore the love between a Peruvian-born indigenous man and the daughter of Chico Coló, a white rubber tapper soldier. The film tells the story of their community-led reforestation project and the pressures of a predatory and extractive economy. Ashaninka and Portuguese, 78 minutes, 2019.
With Co-Directors Vincent Carelli and Wewito Piyãko. Response by Esther Hamburger, Film and Media Studies, and the University of São Paulo. Organized by Ron Gregg, Film and Media Studies, and Ana Ochoa and Maria Fantinato Geo de Siqueira, Music.
Co-presented by the Center for Ethnomusicology; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Center for the Study of Social Difference; Institute for Latin American Studies; School of the Arts; and The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
Free; register at event website. Check-in will begin one hour prior to the start time. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. Advance registration does not guarantee to a seat; early arrival is suggested.