To mark the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, two indigenous films will be screened at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 13th, 6:15-8:00pm.
“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. (Reaghan Tarbell, Canada, 2009, 55 min, English)
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. (Doris Loayza, USA, 2016, 5 min, Spanish / Kichwa with English subtitles)
For more information and to RSVP, see visit the UN event page.