Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Documentary To Feature Films Created By Amazon Tribe - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Documentary To Feature Films Created By Amazon Tribe

Posted: Updated:

Filmmakers Citizen Camera and members from the Indigenous Shiwiar tribe of the Ecuadorean Amazon are collaborating to make a film showcasing the perspectives and stories of tribe members with the hope of sharing them with the world. To raise the funds needed for production in Ecuador, an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has been launched with a goal of raising $21,083 USD. The project, currently titled “Meset Shiwiar”, has one month to receive funding and will close on July 24, 2014.

For hundreds of years indigenous populations have been represented from an outside perspective. How would these representations change if they were given the camera? If the film centered around their interests, ideas, and perspectives instead of themselves as subjects? “Meset Shiwiar” seeks to explore this idea. Filmmakers will be teaching Shiwiar community members in the art of creative filmmaking with DSLR cameras — placing the power of self-representation into their hands and offering audiences a unique insight into their beliefs and daily lives. At the same time the filmmakers will be filming their efforts and the process, highlighting the ways indigenous cultures can be sustained in a changing world.

The end film will explore the process of the workshops, getting to know the characters and culture within the community, and culminates towards sharing their cinematic creations in a special screening in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. The ultimate goal is that by seeing that there is hope for cultural sustainability, audiences will be inspired to connect with, collaborate, and support indigenous populations and cultures in all facets of society. The Shiwiar and filmmakers also hope to inspire other indigenous communities to embrace film as a platform to communicate their unique cultures on their own terms.

Supporters will encourage positive representation, empowerment and a unique insight into a culturally rich community. The Shiwiar and filmmakers have a number of unique perks available for backers including handmade Shiwiar jewelry, portfolio reviews by the filmmakers, prints from the community, “Your Name in the Amazon”, producer credits, and an invitation to the final film screening in Puyo, Ecuador. The campaign is fixed funding, meaning if the goal is not reached within the 30 days, the project will not progress. To help get this project into production, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/meset-shiwiar/x/6997628

For full details including bios, pictures, and videos visit www.mesetshiwiar.com. All photos by Sikora Photography.

Media Contact
Company Name: Crowdfunding PR
Contact Person: Salvador Briggman
Email: Send Email
Phone: 339-203-2841
Country: United States
Website: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/meset-shiwiar

Source: www.abnewswire.com

ReleaseID: 13025

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Toledo zoo welcomes 100-year-old tortoise

    Toledo zoo welcomes 100-year-old tortoise

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:11:09 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The newest resident of the Toledo Zoo is a 100-year-old dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise that weighs in at 440 pounds. The tortoise, named Emerson, arrived at the zoo Wednesday night from the San Diego Zoo. He was escorted by Toledo Zoo personnel on his flight to Detroit before being driven to Toledo and uncrated inside a heated shed. Handlers welcomed him with carrot and sweet potato treats and a neck rub. The (Toledo) Blade reports Emerson is the zoo's first Galapagos to...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The newest resident of the Toledo Zoo is a 100-year-old dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise that weighs in at 440 pounds. The tortoise, named Emerson, arrived at the zoo Wednesday night from the San Diego Zoo. He was escorted by Toledo Zoo personnel on his flight to Detroit before being driven to Toledo and uncrated inside a heated shed. Handlers welcomed him with carrot and sweet potato treats and a neck rub. The (Toledo) Blade reports Emerson is the zoo's first Galapagos to...More >>
  • Ohio serial rapist gets 135 years in prison

    Ohio serial rapist gets 135 years in prison

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:10:21 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A man who was linked to seven Cleveland-area rapes when authorities reopened hundreds of previously unsolved rape cases has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison. The sentence by a judge in Cuyahoga County on Wednesday means 69-year-old Robert Green likely will never get out of prison. He was indicted in five of the cases in November and two more in May. He pleaded guilty. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that the rapes occurred over nearly a decade. They were unso...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A man who was linked to seven Cleveland-area rapes when authorities reopened hundreds of previously unsolved rape cases has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison. The sentence by a judge in Cuyahoga County on Wednesday means 69-year-old Robert Green likely will never get out of prison. He was indicted in five of the cases in November and two more in May. He pleaded guilty. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that the rapes occurred over nearly a decade. They were unso...More >>
  • Drone delays landing of Ohio hospital chopper

    Drone delays landing of Ohio hospital chopper

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:08:46 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Officials at a southwest Ohio hospital say a drone flying near the building delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes. The health of the patient aboard the helicopter trying to land at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton wasn't compromised, but an official says the man flying the drone violated an FAA guideline that the operator must be at least 400 feet away from a hospital. Dayton Daily News reports that the Monday incident highlights the need ...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Officials at a southwest Ohio hospital say a drone flying near the building delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes. The health of the patient aboard the helicopter trying to land at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton wasn't compromised, but an official says the man flying the drone violated an FAA guideline that the operator must be at least 400 feet away from a hospital. Dayton Daily News reports that the Monday incident highlights the need ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms