Spring 2020

Past Events

February 13, 2020


Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W 129th St
New York, NY 10027


Feb.13th, 2020 6:30pm-

Still from Antonio and Piti. Photo credit: Arno Vogel

The Amônia River runs near the border of Brazil and Peru, where both indigenous Ashaninka people and white settlers live in the municipality of Marechal Thaumaturgo. Produced by the Vídeo nas Aldeias collective, Antonio and Piti explores the love between a Peruvian-born indigenous man and the daughter of Chico Coló, a white rubber tapper soldier. The film tells the story of their community-led reforestation project and the pressures of a predatory and extractive economy. Ashaninka and Portuguese, 78 minutes, 2019.


Co-Director Vincent Carelli in conversation with Esther Hamburger, Film and Media Studies, and University of São Paulo. Organized by Ron Gregg, Film and Media Studies, and Ana Ochoa and Maria Fantinato Geo de Siqueira, Music.


Co-presented by the Center for Ethnomusicology; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Center for the Study of Social Difference; Institute for Latin American Studies; School of the Arts; and The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities