Country of Origin: Brazil
Edivan Guajajara is from Zutiwa village, Arariboia Indigenous Land, Maranhão. One of the creators of Midia India, Edivan is an indigenous activist using photography as a tool to give visibility to the struggle of a people who have resisted for 519 years. He photographs strong images showing details of indigenous peoples to illustrate the arduous struggle of territorial protection and the defense of mother earth. Edivan is a video designer and editor and uses his gifts to create arts that give visibility to the struggle of indigenous peoples in Brazil. Edivan is also a nursing technician.
“Film has given us the opportunity to show our culture and our resistance. Today we have our own way of communicating and spreading our works so that people can know our true history and strengthen our struggle.”