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Wed Yú

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Wed Yú
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Natalie Adorno is born in London in 1977 from a colombian mother and a bolivian father . When she was nine months old, she moves with her mother to Paris to joint her mother’s family. She is nineteen years old when she goes for the first time to Colombia. Very quickly she falls in love with the country. At first, at the search of her identity, she decides to stay to study anthropology at the Universidad Nacional, influenced by a group of students, she learns to know at the occation of the first shooting she participates:“ Entre la Soledad y el Recuerdo” (1997) by Samuel Avila, a short-movie where she plays the antagonist of one of the principals characters. Years later, just before she went to the colombian Amazonia during her last university semester, she participates as translator in the filming of the french-colombian production: “La gente honrada” by Bob Decout (2005) with Victoria Abril. This shooting becomes a practic school and certanly transforms her look over her experience in the Amazonia: she thinks about the option of the cultural resistance as a way to rescue the peuples identity througth the video-cam. Paralell with the writing of her thesis, she creates with a couple of friends “Ojo de Buey” (2005 - 2007) for the audiovisual production and realize socials videos. In 2006 she participates as adviser with homeless people and they create tv news inside the transit home :“Noticalle”. In 2007, she participates free of wages in the 29 Festival du Cinema du Reel, sociological and anthropological film festival in Paris. The same year she begins to work as social investigator for the CINEP, a jesuitic NGO for the Human Rights where she realized some shorts films about environmental subjects and human right

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Natalie Adorno
Mauricio Acero
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Natalie Adorno
community of San Andrés de Pisimbalá, Tierradentro
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The word Paez WEDX YÚ means "water fish" and it was the name of the territory of the ancestors of the current shelter in San Andrés de Pisimbalá where is the Archaeological Park of Tierradentro, in the department of Cauca, Colombia. The current descendants of the NASA people are rediscovering their identity and regaining its cultural tradition organizing a meeting of three days. It is a testimony for the recovery of memory and tradition. The meeting is organized by a party host chosen by the community, it is organized around a ritual of harmonization and thanks to Mother Earth. Traditional doctors prepared the remedy of harmonization for the whole community that comes with pleasure. Harmonization for life, peace and coexistence. This is life, not disunity. It is the tradition and anybody could not live without it because a people who do not look to its past is a people that has no clear future. Thus, in this environment that looks to its ancestors, through music, traditional food thanks to the Minga (ancient tradition of community for purposes of social utility.) and the exchange of products and the recovery of a rock, this cultural encounter is made to "recover what eighty years ago was lost.”
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Festival Internacional de Cine y Video Alternativo y Comunitario "Ojo al Sancocho"

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<p><b> Primer premio a Accion Directa No Violenta
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