The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies continues to support the work of the Coordinadora Latinoaméricana de cine y comunicación de los pueblos indígenas (CLACPI). Each year, CLACPI representatives travel to New York City to participate in the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
CLACPI was founded in 1985 and is currently the largest collective of indigenous filmmakers in Latin America. They promote the use of media as a tool of cultural affirmation and social transformation for indigenous communities. CLACPI produces and disseminates audiovisual materials about indigenous cultures and other issues of interest for their collective organizations. They also focus on grassroots media training and workshops to promote agency and self-representation among indigenous communities.
Programs at NYU:
April 27-28, 2023 | Miradas Desde el Origen de la Madre Tierra
April 26-27, 2019 | Cine, Memoria y Resistencia
April 21, 2018 | CLACPI Indigenous Film Showcase