The Song of Mary Blane (Flyer)

The Song of Mary Blane

Bruno MollSwitzerland – 2019

Der Solothurner Kunstmaler Frank Buchser wird im Jahre 1866 in die USA geschickt um ein grosses Gemälde der ‘Helden des Bürgerkriegs’ für den künftigen Nationalratssaal in Bern zu malen. Anfänglich porträtiert Buchser fleissig die Politiker und Generäle im Sinne seiner Auftraggeber. Mehr und mehr interessiert er sich aber für die in die Reservate vertriebenen Indianer und die Lebensbedingungen der eben befreiten Sklaven. More

Trans-Cutucu - Zurück in den Urwald (Flyer)

Trans-Cutucu - Zurück in den Urwald

Lisa FaesslerEcuador – 2009

The mountain massif of Cutucú in the south of the Amazon region in Ecuador was a kind of defense against the environmental destruction for the native population but in the same time an obstacle. The people had no access to the modern world outside. The road through the Cutucú now allows mobility in order to exploit the fossil resurces but it grants the natives a way to reach the so called civilized world. The process happens in an unspectacular way. More

Birdwatchers (Flyer)


Marco BechisBrazil – 2008

Birdwatchers (La terra degli uomini rossi) is a film set in Brazil, in the Matto Grosso do Sul. It depicts the breakdown of a community of Guarani-Kaiowa native Indians whilst attempting to reclaim their ancestral land from a local farmer. More

Shuar (Flyer)


Lisa FaesslerEcuador – 1986

The Shuar Indians live on the western edge of the tropical rain forest, between the lowlands of the Amazon to the east and the highlands of the Andes to the west, in territory belonging to both Ecuador and Peru. "When I was still a child, my grandfather used to take me by the hand to the top of a hill. He walked with a cane, but was still strong. He said, 'This is Shuar land and the one created it is called Arútam. When I die, you children must defend our land.' These words are deeply embedded in my memory" (Antonio Chiriap, Regional President of the Shuar Federation). More