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