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WEAVING THE FUTURE


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Weaving the Future is a video portrait of a unique indigenous community living in the Andean highlands of northern Ecuador. The story of the Otavalo Indians is not a stereotypical tale of "isolated people struggling to survive." Just the opposite. The people of Otavalo have successfully adapted their traditions of weaving and crafts to the international marketplace. Selling their textiles in the U.S., Europe and even in Japan, the Otavalos are by any measure the most prosperous Native people in South America. Theirs is a fascinating story of economic success and social change. The program is intended for use in Anthropology, Latin American Studies, History, Development and Global Studies.

YEAR OF RELEASE
1997

RUNTIME
24 min

FILM CREDITS
Mark Freeman Producer, Director, Writer, Editor


AWARDS & REVIEWS
"I can't tell you how much pleasure it has given me!"
Prof. Jorge Preloran (Ethnographic Filmmaker)


"Engaging and accurate....challenges stereotypes."
Prof. Marc Becker (Historian)


"Excellent"
Anibal Buitron (Co-author The Awakening Valley)

SCREENING AND BROADCAST
Red Earth Film and Video Conference -- FINALIST, DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Dreamspeakers Festival -- NOMINEE, BEST GLOBAL INDIGENOUS AWARD
Pacific NW Festival of Fictional and Anthropological Cinema -- MAYFIELD SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL CINEMA
Imbabura Video Festival



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