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Colombian Film Screening "The Way Back to the Maloca"
Friday, November 17, 2023, 05:00pm

Please join us to see and discuss the Colombian documentary The Way Back in the Maloca, directed by Óscar Aponte. In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the Murui-Muina people of Leguízamo, Colombia, defend their culture and traditions after surviving the genocide perpetrated by rubber company Casa Arana. In a sound and visual journey through the rivers and jungles of Amazonia, The Way Back to the Maloca documents the life of the Murui-Muina people in night ceremonies, agricultural plots, malocas, classrooms, traditional dances, and daily conversations. Will the Murui-Muina people succeed in rescuing their ancestral knowledge and passing it down to the new generations?

Speaker Bio:  

Óscar is an interdisciplinary scholar and filmmaker with a history, sociology, and anthropology background. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Caribbean History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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Final RUTGERS Colombian Film Screening The Way Back to the Maloca

Location Van Dyck Hall Room 301 (College Avenue)
In-Person Event.
Food will be provided
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