Quizhpe (Saraguro Kichwa) coordinates touring video
showcases and media training for indigenous communities of Ecuador.
He has worked in communication for the Confederación de
Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador, CONAIE, and the Consejo
de Desarrollo de las Nacionalidades y Pueblos del Ecuador, CODENPE,
two of Ecuador's largest indigenous organizations. His work has
been screened at the CLACPI festivals in Chile (2004) and Oaxaca
(2006). Quizhpe began making videos during his studies at the
Universidad Politécnica Salesiana de Quito, where he received
a degree in social communication. Quizhpe lives in Quito, and
grew up in Pichic, in the province of Loja, Ecuador.
"Who can tell our own realities better than our own indigenous
peoples? We live everyday in the bosom of our communities, in
relation to Mother Earth and the environment."
Screened by NMAI