Thursday January 28th, 2021

From the Andes to the jungles: film about indigenous women

One of the six blocks of this version, will make us travel to ancestral territories, hand in hand with sensitive stories and resistance led by indigenous women. The general program includes more than 50 films from 36 native peoples, which you can see at with prior account on Friday 01/29 at 10 pm is the closing.

WALLMAPU.- Throughout this week, our 6th version of the International Film and Indigenous Arts Festival is taking place in Wallmapu, Mapuche territory.

By simply registering on the site and entering you can access, from anywhere in the world, the more than 50 films of 36 indigenous peoples, organized into six thematic blocks: Defense of the territory, Autonomies and indigenous governments, ancestral diversity, indigenous arts, Choyün (children’s block) and indigenous women.

Nine productions stand out in this last block, one of them is the documentary “Cholitas” (80 minutes – Dir. Jaime Murciego / Pablo Iraburu) that portrays the story of five Bolivian indigenous women who are the protagonists of a unique expedition: they propose to climb the mountain more high of America. Her adventure will show the world an inspiring way of being a woman, living tradition and relating to nature.

Another work that is available is “Lupita, let the earth tremble” (21 minutes – Dir. Monica Wise Robles). The short documentary shows Lupita, a survivor of the massacre who confronts corrupt military personnel, mobilizing the resistance of her people and cultivating a new generation of organized Mayan activists.

“Several of the works share being narrated from territories in historical, political, and social conflicts, either due to the presence of megaprojects, religion, or even by the government itself attacking the communities,” says Mileidy Domicó, mother, short filmmaker and artisan, from the Emberá nation and part of the International Jury of the 6th Ficwallmapu.

Other creations that you can find on our website: “Imapaqmi peliculata ruwasunman / Why make a movie?”, “Ixch’umil”, “Jaanpäätt / See you soon”, “The seller of lilies”, “The icaros of Shetanbeka”, “The unborn”, “Rain time” and “Mamapara / Mother rain”, a 17-minute documentary that shows us the life of Honorata Vilca, an illiterate woman of Quechua descent who has been selling candy for more than 20 years. A story strength to sustain everyday life.

“From each of the works we see different worlds and universes. One of the most relevant conflicts that we find in several of the works of this category are those that are called racial, and that I call those conflicts of good living: of coexistence with other indigenous communities or some that are not of ethnic descent ”, he adds Mileidy.


This Friday, January 29 at 10 p.m. we will hold the Tripal / Closing of the 6th Ficwallmapu and we will broadcast it to the entire connected world through Ficwallmapu / Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

On the occasion we will announce the deliberation of the International Jury and the recognition of the films. As guest artists we will have the Puel Kona band, Mapuche rock from the other side of the mountain range, with the premiere of their latest video.

On the same Friday night, we will release the guest film “Restless River” by directors Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu, belonging to the Inuit people of Canada, which will be available for 48 hours on our website. To see it remember that you must register at

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