Participatory photography against rogue capitalism in Kuna Yala

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Documentary work of photography and video that portrays the life of young Kuna people in their community, produced as part of the workshop on participatory photography and communication against rogue capitalism. 

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Year of publication: 2020

Duration3:22 min.

Authors: Movimiento de la Juventud Kuna, Kuna Yala, Panama; RUIDO Photo, Spain

Publisher: International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty

Language: Spanish

Abstract:

Documentary work of photography and video that portrays the life of young Kuna people in their community. Through a participatory photonarrative workshop conducted entirely in online format, the participants reflected on the knowledge of Food Sovereignty, Rogue Capitalism, Gender and Identity.

The workshop was held weekly between September and December 2020 with a group of 22 participants from the Gunayala Comarca and Panama City with the coordination and facilitation of the Kuna Youth Movement (Panama) and the organisation RUIDO Photo (Spain) and the support of IPC. All photographs and videos produced were taken with their own phones.

“The miners want to take the best organs from Mother Earth. What will become of us when the Great Mother Dummad dries up? 
The mines will dry up my brother trees, my brother mountains, my brother rivers” Tomás de León, Saila de Ustupu, Kuna Yala.
“If I am the owner of this land, if my parents were the first to hear the song of the birds over this Abya Yala, how can a foreigner, who came to steal this land of ours, tell me that I must live here and within these limits? It is I, it is we who must say where we want to live” – Olonaigdiginia-Gilberto Arias.
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