On the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, join us for a film night to pay tribute to the indigenous peoples living in cities far from their ancestral homes:
To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey
(Reaghan Tarbell, Canada, 2009, 55 min, English)
Photo: Mushkeg Media, Inc.
(Doris Loayza, USA, 2016, 5 min, Spanish / Kichwa with English subtitles)
Photos: Doris Loayza
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
6:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Conference Room 4
United Nations Headquarters, New York
RSVP here: http://goo.gl/zfnTtM by 7 September
“To Brooklyn and Back” tells the story of Mohawk women and their role in sustaining a vibrant community in Brooklyn while Mohawk workers were helping build Manhattan’s iconic skyscrapers in the 1920s to 1960s.
Set decades later, “Bronx Llaktamanta” follows Segundo Angamarca from Ecuador, who runs a Kichwa language radio station two blocks from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
The screenings will be followed by a discussion about indigenous peoples’ identity, cultural survival and contributions to the world’s cities – in celebration of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Post-screening Q&A with:
Reaghan Tarbell, film maker, director of “To Brooklyn and Back” (Mohawk, Canada)
Doris Loayza, cultural producer, educator, producer of “Bronx Llaktamanta” (Quechua, Peru)
, founder of Radio Tambo Stereo (Kichwa Kañari , Ecuador)
Organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information and the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Division of Social Policy and Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
External guests: Please make sure to register through the RSVP link above, as you will only be able to enter if your name is on the list.
Please bring a photo ID and arrive at the UN Visitors Entrance (1st Ave at 46th Street) between 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
on 13 September
to receive your ticket and go through UN Security screening. Thank you.