Valuing the Embera Culture

Indigenous youth instil pride in their traditional dancing in Panama

Panama

Duration: 2:49


Available in 5 languages


Released: September 2018

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Dance is integral to the indigenous Embera culture of Panama. So is the body painting. Migdalys Cunampio works to maintain the spirit of these traditions, so the young women do not lose their identity. She is instilling a pride in their customs to rescue their culture; “Always show you’re Embera.”

Film by Olo Villalaz, Mara Barrigón, Isaac Dogirama and Kenia Saady.

Produced during the youth training workshop in Panama August 2018

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