Spirit of Kuna Yala, The

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Spirit of Kuna Yala, The

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 59 min ----- dvd
  • Today, the rapid destruction of tropical rainforests is recognized as a critical global problem. A tragic result of this process has been the extinction of countless indigenous peoples. Presents a portrait of a native people determined to survive the encroachment of the Western world. It features the Kuna Indians of Panama's San Blas Islands as they unite to protect their rainforest homeland, Kuna Yala, and the tradition it inspires. Told entirely in the words of the Kunas, it is a plea to care for the earth from a people who have a deep and intimate relationship with the land.
  • Topics: (Anthropology: Cultural, Ecology, Latin America)