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Ushui is about Sagas—women shamans—and their wisdom and relation to water; how to give birth and raise children, to sing to the spirits, and what to do when they turn against us like Shekuita, the bad thunder that destroyed the town of Kemakúmake. Produced by the Bunkuaneyuman Communications Collective of indigenous Wiwa people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia.

 

Screening followed by a conversation with Amalia Córdova, NYU, José Gregorio Mojica Gil, Researcher, and Rafael Mojica Gil, Photographer. Organized by Ron Gregg, Film and Media Studies, and Ana Ochoa, Music.

 

Co-presented by the Center for Ethnomusicology; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Center for the Study of Social Difference; Columbia University School of the Arts, Institute for Latin American Studies; and The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.