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Chapter 11 - Cultural resistance

Ailton Krenak: Samba to portray our vision

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Brazilian Indigenous leader Ailton Krenak is made a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Meanwhile Samba schools at Carnival gave voice to Indigenous and Black peoples

The Amazon: the Sound of the Jaguar’s Roar

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The story of Miranha and Juri, two indigenous children kidnapped from their people by German scientists 200 years ago, told in novel form by award-winning Brazilian author Micheliny Berunschk

The Amazon: rivers of life, circles of learning 3

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In the last of three articles, Dan Baron continues his reliving of the Backyard Drums as it evolves into the AfroRaiz Collective, coordinators of the Rios de Encontro community arts education project based in Cabelo Seco, the 'poor' founding village of Marabá, Pará, in the Brazilian Brazil. Tensions flare among the young people, as they ‘learn to listen: to learn, rather than to gossip and slash the wings of those who want to fly.’

The Amazon: rivers of life, circles of learning 1

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First of a three-part series in which Dan Baron traces the evolution of the poor children from Cabelo Seco, Marabá, Pará, into a collective of recognized Amazonian artists and leaders of their community.

The Amazon: rivers of life, circles of learning 2

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In the second of three articles, Dan Baron continues his review of the eco-cultural project he has been coordinating in the Brazilian Amazon with young people from Marabá, Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon since 2009. He revisits the history of the Backyard Drums group as it becomes the collective pulse of the the over-arching Rios de Encontro project.

Chileans of the North

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Chileans of the North is an exceptional documentary which charts the experiences of Chilean refugees who arrived in Sheffield in the 1970s, their reception by and impact on the local labour movement and the importance of solidarity for refugee resettlement.

Peru: Women of Influence

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Indigenous women from the Junín area of the Peruvian Amazon made their own short films, depicting their lives and the challenges they face.

Colombia: Cali’s community libraries

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In summer 2021, a three-month national strike against Ivan Duque's right-wing government proved a remarkable time for movement-building and social change. Silvia reports on the libraries constructed by and for local communities in Cali during this period.

Brazil: a gift of honey

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At the Monument to 500 Years of Resistance by the Indigneous Peoples of Brazil, Braga, a Pataxó chief, imagines a gift of honey for senators as they debate PL490, which threatens indigenous land rights. It is a gift 'to disarm the media, touch the people, enchant the world'.

No quiet evening in Chile

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LAB editor Emily Gregg reports from Concepción Chile on the historic night of Gabriel Boric' election victor

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