25 June 2011

Lost Taíno Tribe: Movie Trailer

Alex Zacarias has been working over the course of the last few years in documenting the Taíno resurgence on video, producing numerous important videos along the way, and even launching a large and bustling Taíno social network around the broader film project. It is a massive, collaborative project, and what follows is the latest trailer.

Especially poignant are the words of Roberto Mucaro Borrero, of the United Confederation of Taíno People (UCTP), who explains that in a context of erasure, of a formalized genocide where governments and academics have written the Taíno out of existence, simply announcing oneself as Taíno is itself as a political act.

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