GLF Nairobi 2023

Film screening: El canto del maguaré. Palabra de consejo de Dújdulli

Oct 11, 2023 - Oct 12, 2023

Please note you need to register for the GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference to watch the films and join the panel discussion. It’s completely free and only takes two minutes to sign up. Register here by selecting “General Online Pass”. To watch a film, simply head to the film webpage and click the play button. Enjoy!


Watch the Q&A in Spanishhere

Director: Vanessa Teteye Mendoza and Edilma Prada Céspedes
Year: 2022
Country: Colombia
Duration: 25 min
Language: Spanish and Bora, with subtitles in English

The short documentary “The song of the maguaré. Dújdulli's word of advice” was filmed in the Providencia Nueva and La Chorrera communities in the Colombian Amazon in 2022. The film portrays the knowledge of Dújdulli, Benito Atiepa Teteye Jechi, a 77-year-old leader of the Íñeje (Canangucho) Clan of the Bora Indigenous People. Benito warns that the climate crisis and exploitation of the Amazon rainforest are changing the ecological calendar, putting the food security of their communities at risk.

Every dawn, from the maloka, Dújdulli plays the maguaré (an Indigenous communication instrument) to guide his people. Along with grandmother María del Pilar Botyay Carvajal and her son Joatan Teteye Botyay, they protect and sustain the tradition of one of the surviving indigenous peoples of the rubber industry with songs and dances.

This documentary is a contribution to the memory of the Íñeje Clan of the Bora people, as well as to the descendants Cóómímaríímu and Dújdulli.
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