Stream 80 Indigenous Films from Latin America & the Caribbean for Free on YouTube

Screenshot courtesy of 68 voces

Screenshot courtesy of 68 voces

The culture and history associated with indigenous language speakers is vast, and yet when an indigenous speaker enters popular culture it reminds us how little we know about them. Last year, Roma star Yalitza Aparicio broke barriers for indigenous women and the Guatemalan drama José looked at the world of indigenous men in the LGBTQ community.

With Latin American and the Caribbean Week happening June 3 – 7 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, the international organization is working with several Latin American and Caribbean countries to put on an Online Indigenous Film Festival in collaboration with the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019. From June 3 through 14, more than 80 films produced from filmmakers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean will be put out on the International Year of Indigenous Languages website, social media channels, and UNESCO’s YouTube channel, both in Spanish and the film’s original indigenous languages with subtitles in both English and Spanish. . .

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