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Dusting Off Our History
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
1999
Color
27 minutes
Bolivia
English subtitles

Dusting Off Our History

Desempolvando Nuestra Historia
Leaders of three different Ayllus, or indigenous communities, meet to celebrate their common traditions, their love for music and sports, and to reflect on the rapid changes in agriculture, education, health services and telecommunications that are transforming their towns.

TWN is proud to release the work of the Bolivian indigenous media collective CEFREC/CAIB. Since 1996, CAIB (Bolivian Indigenous Peoples’ Audiovisual Council) and CEFREC (Cinematography Education and Production Center) have been at the forefront of indigenous cinema in Latin America, producing a vast catalog of documentaries, docudramas and fiction films for local indigenous communities. Although the work of CEFREC/CAIB has been featured in numerous international film festivals outside Bolivia, this unique collection has not been available for purchase outside the local Bolivian market until now.
Reviews
"Quechua elders from different villages in highland Bolivia who belong to the same allyu (clan) rediscover ties between their two communities through their clothing, games, songs, and agriculture." - Nativenetworks.com
“Video becomes a crucial technology for the reinvention of indigenous cultures, directed against the effects of the long-standing discrimination of indigenous people, languages, medicinal practices, as well as their social and economic relations.” - Freya Schiwy, Decolonizing the Frame: Indigenous Video in the Andes
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