Posts written by Amazonimation

2018

05

Dec

Daniel Manquid Jimenez Huanan

Daniel is a Matses. He has worked as a bilingual schoolteacher in Matses villages before choosing a career in politics and he’s now the mayor of Colonia Angamos, the closest non-indigenous town to Matses territory.

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05

Dec

Guillermo Nëcca Pëmen Mënquë

Guillermo is a Matses artist. He developed a passion for drawing when he was a child and started colouring using forest soil. Now he works for the Ministry of Education in Peru. He is the lead artist and artistic director of Amazonimations.

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05

Dec

Willy Silvano Vela

Willy grew up in a forest village and when he moved to Iquitos, he couldn’t speak Spanish and would only get precarious, low-paid jobs. Now he is studying in a local college that will allow him to obtain a better job in the admin He spends his free time with his wife and their little […]

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05

Dec

Roldán Dunú Tumi Dësi

Roldan grew up in the rainforest and moved to Iquitos after secondary school. He received a scholarship from the government to study Social Anthropology at UNAP, where he struggled at first because he didn’t speak Spanish and couldn’t even understand his lectures. But now Roldan is top of his class and his course-mates always ask […]

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05

Dec

Gilber Necca Pëmen Sedeyuqui

Gilber grew up in the village Buenas Lomas Nueva and moved to Iqutios to explore the world of non-indigenous people. He is a soldier in the Peruvian Army and enjoys his city life.

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05

Dec

Cindi Tupa Nacua Jiménez

Cindi grew up in the village of Estirón, and now works in Iquitos.

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05

Dec

Camilla Morelli

Camilla is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Bristol. She has worked with Matses people since 2010, specifically with children and young people, and her research uses collaborative visual methods to examine social change.

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05

Dec

Sophie Marsh

Sophie is a professional animator and film producer. She has worked for Aardman Animations and produced her own films for Channel 4. Sophie is the director of film production and lead animator in the Amazonimations project, and she’s been teaching stop-motion animation to Matses children in the rainforest.

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05

Dec

Dina Jiménez Ëshco

Dina is a Lecturer in the University of Iquitos.

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05

Dec

Carlos Segundo Fasabi Jiménez

Carlos comes from the village of Añushy and now lives in Iquitos. He studies at UCP (Scientific University of Peru).

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