OME Screening for International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples [Online]
Aug. 6 at 7:30pm PT
+ Aug. 7–9, 2021
** Northwest Film Forum, Romanian Film Festival Seattle, and the American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) co-present this event in honor of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. NWFF Executive Director Vivian Hua and Ethnic Heritage Council President Otilia Baraboi will join OME director Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana and co-producer Luminita Cuna for a post-screening discussion! **
Filmed in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon in the Yasuni biosphere, OME: Tales From a Vanishing Homeland offers incredible access to the unique and ancient way of life of the Huaorani, one of Ecuador’s most isolated indigenous groups. OME explores the intricacies of the Huaorani way of life, highlighting their connection to land and family, while raising questions about their future survival as oil companies encroach upon Ome, their homeland.
OME has won multiple awards and was funded by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA and the Hispanic Scholarship fund.
(in Spanish and Waoterero with English subtitles)