April 24, 2018.- Yesterday the third date of the 4th International Amazonian Border Film Festival was held, in which three short films of the category “Discovering Borders” were screened; Among them was presented the mini-documentary “Capanahua Native Community” produced by the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA). The Festival has been organized for four years by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in coordination with the Federal University of the South and Southeast of Pará in Brazil, where the Festival originated.
The Capanahua native community, like many others, is superimposed on a Permanent Production Forest (BPP) and has been processing the physical and legal sanitation of its territory. However, this title cannot be registered in Public Registries because since 2004 there is an overlapping BPP. Obtaining this title is very important for them, since they will be able to carry out sustainable and formal activities under management plans and their territory will be protected from different threats. To see the complete short film between here.
They also screened "Uchunya - where are we going to live?" by Ronald Suarez - Native Community of Santa Clara de Uchunya and "Sergio Libre" by Luis Adolfo Chumbe Huamani. Subsequently, a dialogue table took place in which Dani Rivera, CEDIA's Project Director, participated. In this, they discussed the importance of the titling of native communities so that they are recognized and can defend their territory against invaders or companies that work without respecting the environment as in the case of “Uchunya”.
Dani Rivera indicated that currently, at the national level, there are more than 500 native communities pending title and that, according to legal regulations, the overlap with BPP should not be a limitation for this. Likewise, he asserted that there are institutions that support the titling processes; one of these is CEDIA, which will support the titling process of 30 native communities.
The table concluded that short films, in which the producer is concerned with knowing the true story and not only having a contemplative look, are very important to denounce and make reality visible through the representation and authentic voice of people, who also they belong to the State and transmit a culture and memory, like the members of native communities.
The IV International Amazonian Border Film Festival is free to enter and will be held until today, April 24, 2018. It takes place in the Aula Polivalente A-100 of the PUCP. Among here for more information.