LawTransform (CMI-UiB Centre on Law and Social Transformation) and Cine Latino invite you to the screening of the film
Nothing but the Sun.
The screening will be followed by a webinar with associated research professor at CMI, Rachel Sieder in conversation with the director of
Nothing but the Sun, Arami Ullón and
Post Doctoral Researcher at CMI and LawTransform, Lara Côrtes.
The webinar starts at 18:00 (CET).
Join the Webinar on Zoom here.
Mateo Sobode Chiqueno’s Ayoreo ancestors worshipped the sun, which they saw as a superior and generous being. But for him and his generation, the sun has primarily become a threat, turning deforested areas into dry, dusty plains — filmed here beautifully but ominously.
Some Ayoreo still lives in seclusion in the forests of the Chaco in Paraguay. But many more, among them Sobode Chiqueno, were herded into isolated settlements by missionaries, who took their land and forcibly converted them to Christianity.
He started recording Ayoreo conversations, stories, and songs in the 1970s and is still travelling to Ayoreo communities with his now-antique cassette recorder to interview them and collect their voices for his audio archive. Occasionally the device eats a tape, which he fixes with patient fiddling. The conversations express uncertainty about the loss of identity. Is it a problem that a culture disappears in order to adapt to another?
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