The Ph.D. Program in History

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May 4 – The Way Back to the Maloca, a documentary by Oscar Aponte and Juan Cortés

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the Murui-Muina people of Puerto Leguízamo, Colombia, defend their culture and traditions after surviving the genocide perpetrated by rubber company Casa Arana. In a sound and visual journey through the rivers and jungles of Amazonia, The Way Back to the Maloca documents the life of the Murui-Muina people in night ceremonies, agricultural plots, malocas, classrooms, traditional dances, and daily conversations. Will the Murui-Muina people succeed in rescuing their ancestral knowledge and passing it down to the new generations?

Comments by Professor Mary Roldán followed by Q&A with Oscar Aponte and Juan Cortés.

Date: May 4, 2023

Screening: Room 9207, 6 pm

Reception: Room 5419, 8 pm