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Striking new Wildscreen exhibition highlights the struggles of indigenous communities

By Robin Askew , Wednesday Nov 24, 2021

Bristol-based charity Wildscreen has teamed up with If Not Us Then Who to curate a powerful exhibition of photographs highlighting indigenous communities who are in a constant fight to protect their ancestral land and the natural world they inhabit.

The Flame of Struggle: Xakriabá people of Brazil protest against the government. Photograph: Edgar Kanaykõ

The exhibition was unveiled to delegates of Wildscreen’s Communicating COP26 event on Monday 15 November and is now available to view on the big screen in Millennium Square.

Munduruku women and men dance and sing in the ritual at the Katu village cultural night, Amazon, Brazil. Photograph: Priscilla Tapajowara

In addition, a limited edition release of these curated prints are available to pre-order until Sunday 28 November. The majority of profits will return to the local communities to support their efforts in guarding ancestral land and conserving biodiversity.

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Sweet Kiss, Salt Water: two sisters from Colombia’s Embera Eyabida ethnic group. Photograph: Irati Dojura

The 40th birthday edition of the world-renowned Wildscreen festival will take place from October 10-14 2022 and marks the advent of a new hybrid format to build on the success of 2020’s virtual event. This saw delegate numbers soar by 100% to 1,900, with 42 countries represented – the largest number ever in Wildscreen’s history. Watch this space for more information about the next edition of this award-winning feast of natural world storytelling as we get it.

All images supplied by Wildscreen. Main pic: Xakriabá indians bathe in the waters of the Sai Francisco river in Brazil. Photograph by Edgar Kanaykõ.

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