Amazonimations is a collaborative research project that brings together anthropologists, animators, artists and indigenous people living in the Amazon rainforest.
We are working together to produce animated films that are entirely scripted, narrated and illustrated by different generations of Amazonians, and through which they will tell their stories to the wider world.
These are our key research objectives:
1) to explore how collaborative visual methods can help us understand radical processes of social change that are affecting people in Amazonia and beyond
2) to create a space where young Amazonians can discuss their everyday lives and the challenges they are facing amidst growing social, economic and political change
3) to conduct a collaborative, inclusive kind of research where participants are involved as active agents in the production of knowledge
4) to consider how joint production of art and animation can be used to promote inclusion and development