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Kipara: Traditional Embera Painting

Indigenous youth find their identity through traditional painting custom

Location

Panama

Released

September 2018

Duration

6:11

Tags
  • Culture
  • Indigenous Made Film
  • Panama
  • youth

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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