This video portrait tells the inspiring story of Floida, the first Kichwa woman from Alto Putumayo (Peruvian Amazon) to finish her higher education. Leaving her far away community in the Putumayo river to come to the city of Iquitos and pursue her dream of higher education has not been easy and Floida has faced many obstacles an indigenous woman taking on a different path than expected of her. Floida is an inspiring story of struggle and strength which goes on as she is now confronted with new challenges and possibilities.
Floida is an inspiring story of struggle and strength which goes on as she is now confronted with new challenges and possibilities.
A video by Sandra Soto (from the Sui Sui Program – Intercultural Education of the Chaikuni Institute) and Escuela de Cine Amazónico
The Sui Sui Program of the Chaikuni Institute has as its primary objective to help indigenous youth access university-level studies, and we are very happy to see the success of Floida after having accompanied her through the years.
For more, read the story on our blog.
Protagonist: Floida Tangoa Noteno
Direction: Sandra Vanessa Soto Yafac
Production: Sandra Vanessa Soto Yafac, Natalia Power Morán
Videography: Patrick Murayari Wesemberg, Carlos Marín Tello
Sound: Natalia Power Morán
Editing and Post Production: Mijail Vásquez Ruiz, Carlos Marín Tello
Music: “Melodías Kichwas en Pifano” by Joaquín Coquinche; “Cumbia del río” by Los Wemblers; “El encanto de la selva” by Los Wemblers
This film was created as part of the “Amazonian Documentary 2017” workshop by the Amazonian School of Cinema (Escuela de Cine Amazónico).