Country of Origin: Brazil
Edivan Guajajara is from the Zutiwa village, located in Arariboia Indigenous Land (Maranhão, Brazil) and one of the creators of the communication network Mídia Índia. He is an indigenous activist who uses photography and documentaries as tools that can provide visibility to the fight of a people who resist for 521 years. A filmmaker, he produces strong, detailed images from indigenous peoples that show the hard struggle of the land protection and defense of Mother Earth. Edivan is a designer and video editor, and uses his gift to create art pieces that give visibility to the fight of the Brazilian indigenous peoples.
“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.
My greatest inspiration as an indigenous is showing our reality and telling that we are also capable of being what we want to be, and showing to the world how much we indigenous peoples are important to the survival of our planet.”