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Seguir Siendo


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by Ana Zanotti
color, 28 min, 1999




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A portrait of the Mbyá-Guarani people living in Misiones, a subtropical province in Northeast Argentina. The people demonstrate everyday life existing on a geographical as well as a cultural border.

The filmmaker lives in Argentina and has produced Life at the Borderland (original Escenas de la Vida en el Borde) a series of films dealing with indigenous people living in the area of Argentina between Paraguay and Brazil. The series won a national contest, "Best Project for a Documentary TV Series", portraying everyday life at a particular "frontier space" in Northeast Argentina. Seguir Siendo is one of the four programs produced.

Suitable for teaching Anthropology, Ethnography, Globalization, Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies


Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Best Anthropological Documentary, Best Audiovisual Approach, National Anthropological Institute Documentary Film and Video Festival, Argentina, 1999
GNT Prize to Language Renewal, International Festival of Ethnographical Films, Brazil, 1999
Best Cultural TV Program, Latin American Film and Video Contest, Argentina, 1999
Mention for Best Expressive Approach, Annual Argentine Video Festival, Argentina, 1999
Honorary Diploma for Ethnographical and Testimonial Interest, Spanish Association of Scientific Cinema (Asociación Española de Cine Cientifico - ASESIC), Bienial of Spanish Scientific Film and Video, Spain, 1999
First Prize (shared), Indigenous Issues category, Hispanoamerican Independent Documentary Festival, Mexico, 2000
Honorary Mention, III Pierre Verger Prize, to an anthropological video, Brazil, 2000
Golden Tatu, as Best Documentary Video Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia, Brazil, 2000
Best Documentary Video, Festival Latinoamericano de Video, Argentina, 2000
Best Video for its Educational Value, Festival Latinoamericano de Video, Argentina, 2000
Image Comunitaria Prize, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Cuba, 2000

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