Ignacio's Legacy

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© Fossgard-Moser
52 minutes / Colour / 2016
Directed by
Titus Fossgard-Moser

Anthropologist Stephen Hugh-Jones Christine Hugh-Jones

Country of production Norway

Between 1960 and 1992, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker Brian Moser made four films concerning indigenous peoples of northwest Amazonia: "Piraparana" (1960), "War of the Gods" (1971), "A Small Family Business" (1983), and "Before Columbus" (1992). The film “Ignacio’s Legacy” documents a journey in early 2016 by Brian, his son Titus and anthropologists Stephen and Christine Hugh-Jones to show and return these films and other audio-visual material to the Barasana and Makuna peoples. Alongside capturing the journey and the peoples’ reactions to the films, it draws upon the earlier films to explore various forms of cultural change over nearly sixty years.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest Special Interest

Language and subtitles English, Barasana and Spanish with English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted North West Amazon Piraparaná river Vaupés region (Colombia)

Region South America

Country Colombia

Keywords Film / Photography / Mass media Social Change Reflexivity Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples