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Kueka Ancestral memory

Directed by:

María de los Ángeles Peña Fonseca

Produced by:

María de los Ángeles Peña Fonseca

Production Company

Tejidos de Dignidad


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    60 minutes

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In the oldest territory on planet Earth, the council of elders from the Mapauri indigenous community decides to embark on a quest to reclaim their ancestral grandmother, embodied in a red jasper rock weighing more than twenty tons. Crossing seas and oceans, they reach Germany with the determination to bring her back to her place of origin.

  • María de los Ángeles

    Peña Fonseca


    She graduated in investigative journalism from the Central University of Venezuela and holds a master’s degree in NGO Management and Social Justice from Hamline University, United States. She is the founder of the NGO Tejidos de Dignidad, where she documents the struggles of indigenous peoples in Venezuela.

  • Tejidos de Dignidad


    Tejidos de Dignidad is a non-profit Civil Association dedicated to promoting documentary works on the struggle of indigenous peoples in southern Venezuela. Notable among these are Conflicto en el Sur (2001) and Fe Dorada, currently in the completion phase, both shedding light on the reality of small miners from the state of Bolívar.

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