Kipara: Traditional Embera Painting
Los jóvenes indígenas encuentran su identidad a través de la pintura tradicional personalizada
- Indigenous Made Film
What does body painting mean to the Embera culture? One finds identity through this ancestral custom. «When I use painting, it’s like being my real self…I realise that I’m a real Emberá. My identity appears.»
Film edited by Jose Hernandez; filmed by Truman Granwell, Elio Barrigon and Jose Hernandez.
Produced during the youth training workshop in Panama August 2018
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