Columbus Didn’t Discover Us

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Documents the First Continental Conference of Indigenous Peoples in the highlands of Ecuador in 1990.

 

In July 1990, in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Columbus “encounter,” some 300 Native people participated in the First Continental Conference of Indigenous Peoples in the highlands of Ecuador. Filmed at this historic gathering, Columbus Didn’t Discover Us is testimony to the legacy of Columbus on the lives of the indigenous peoples of this hemisphere. Here, Native people from North, Central and South America speak about cultural, spiritual and environmental devastation, and continuing struggles for tierra, paz, y libertad—land, peace, and liberty.  Grades 5 and up.

 

Director: Robbie Leppzer

Availability: DVD available in 2 formats: for home use only OR with public performance rights

Format: DVD, Color motion picture, 24 minutes

Published: 1992

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various