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Culture, Music, Film, Photography

The short film is intended as an expression of solidarity with the current strike and its title, Desolvido, translates as ‘unforgetting’; evoking a desire not to forget past moments of beauty even in the face of a violent present.
Now aged 90, photographer Claudia Andujar remains deeply concerned for the Yanomami people with whom she says she “totally identified,” noting that the present threat of illegal mining in Indigenous territories is doing far more harm than the government-driven road projects of the 1970s. Andujar’s years of work and life with the Yanomami are now chronicled in a major photo exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre through Aug. 29.
The Uru-eu-wau-wau in Rondônia state sealed off their territory in March 2020. In a new video, they narrate how they survived the pandemic for more than a year with no major cases.
The challenges of creating a collaborative mural in Bogota to represent the perspective of women forced into prostitution by the armed conflict.
The documentary Mothers of the Land serves as an eye-opening report on the daily lives of female farmers in Peru, and how their traditional way of life is threatened by the modern maladies of capitalism and climate change.
In response to and support of nationwide protests across Colombia, artists of all trades have joined in protest through creative expression. Adapted from an article for LAB's partner, Sounds and Colours, here are some of the ways art is enriching the protests, contextualising demands and unifying Colombians.
LAB co-hosts a screening of two beautiful Peruvian documentaries about land, cultivation, resistance and climate change
Emily Gregg reviews a video film which brings together journalists trying to report on the Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela and the repression they have experienced in trying to tell the truth.
Ballet classes are helping empower a generation of dancers and bringing hope to a neglected Rio de Janeiro favela. How has dance proven to be a vehicle for social transformation?
Film review of Un Crimen Común which follows a middle class academic mother whose life unravels after she becomes implicated in the death of her housekeeper’s son.

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