From January 4 to February 9, 2015, and for the fifth consecutive year, Wapikoni Mobile has returned to the communities of Malalhue and Llaguepulli, in Wallmapu, Chile’s Mapuche territory. In partnership with the Strategic Video Initiative organization, the audiovisual training workshops will be led by filmmaker mentor Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier, assisted by Marie-Pier Ottawa, filmmaker and ambassador of the Manawan community.
Some 25 participants have signed up for the workshops. All participants from last year are to continue their training this year and new faces have joined them.
In all, two shorts will be directed by the collective. One of the films is being created as part of the Réseau International de Création Audiovisuelle Autochtone (RICAA), the International Network for Aboriginal Audiovisual Creation, on the subject of recovering a cultural practice, in this case fishing.
Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier is especially happy to be able to go further in transferring skills to local partners and youth, because this is the second consecutive year she is giving this creation workshop in these communities. Marie-Pier Ottawa, for her part, teaches video animation, a skill she acquired from having participated numerous times in the intensive training in animation and editing given at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) specifically to Wapikoni Mobile participants.
We invite you to visit the photos of this session: