SHIPIBOS KONIBOS: HOMBRES MONOS, HOMBRES
PECES

Shipibos Konibos: Hombres monos, hombres peces / Shipibos Konibos: Monkey Men, Fish Men
Roger Neyra / Perú / Documentary / 2015 / 9min


SYNOPSIS

It’s a journey to the profound Peruvian jungle. This documentary of creation takes us to the world of the Shipibo Nation. The main character, grandmother Alejandrina, shows us her physical and spiritual relationship with the jungle, her sacred connection with fire, with sacred plants and animals. It also talks about the changes in her culture and the disappearance of her daughter and the killings that her community has suffered for two decades at the hands of terrorists and drug traffickers. Now it’s the informal timber and mining companies that are threatening her village.

SHIPIBOS KONIBOS: Hombres Monos, Hombres Peces. Es un viaje a la selva profunda del Perú. Este documental de creación nos adentra al mundo de la Nación Shipiba Koniba. La protagonista, la abuela Alejandrina nos muestra su relación física y espiritual con la selva, de su vínculo sagrado con el fuego, con las plantas sagradas y animales. También nos habla de los cambios en su cultura y la desaparición de su hija y matanzas que ha sufrido su comunidad hace dos décadas por parte de los terroristas; y narcotraficantes. Ahora son los madereros y mineros informales quienes amenazan a su pueblo.

Festivals / Awards: Ganador Concurso Nacional de Cortometrajes, DAFO 2015.


DIRECTOR

Roger Neyra is  a poet and filmmaker. He studied film direction in Peru, Colombia and Argentina. He has written and directed five short film documentaries and a fiction short film that won various national and international prizes. His documentaries have been bought by public television in Portugal, Spain and Argentina. His films work within the intersection of ethnography, documentary and fiction.