DER Filmmaker

Lucas Bessire

Lucas Bessire

Lucas Bessire is working toward a PhD in New York University's program for culture and media, Department of Anthropology. After graduating from Kansas State University, he spent 2001-2002 as a Fulbright Scholar with the Ayoreo Indians of Bolivia, also the subjects of his upcoming dissertation research. He is currently working on a project about an Ayoreo band recently contacted in the Paraguayan Chaco. Asking Ayahai is his first film.

Films Available at DER
Asking Ayahai: An Ayoreo Story
From Honey To Ashes


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