Peruvian documentary 'Daughters of Nantu'

Peruvian documentary 'Daughters of Nantu'
Date
6 September 2019, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue
IALS 03/04, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description


Daughters of Nantu has been filmed entirely in Awajun, a native language from the depths of the Peruvian Amazon. 

The film shows the history and mythology of the Awajun tribe which, according to legend, were given the gift of agriculture by Nantu, the Goddess Moon, through the women of the community, whom established a matriarchal society.

After a while, warrior men took power on the basis of their conquest of Death through killing. Since then and until now, women defy men power through their knowledge of nature and poisons, which they use in order to prove men that, while they conquer Death, women are friends with it.

Kindly organised by the Consulate General of Peru with the support of the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Institute of Latin American Studies 



Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8871