Documentary Screening and Guided Discussion
This program features a one-hour multimedia presentation, including a 30-minute documentary featuring insights into South American, native, and Afro-Ecuadorian culture. Topics include cultural identity, social justice, history, geography, language, and traditions. The documentary, Compadre Huashayo, was produced by and aired on PBS and was developed with the help of Latin Grammy award-winning composer Gabriela Frank and Emmy-winning videographer Aric Hartvig.
Music is the unifying force in the day -to-day lives and special occasions of those featured in the documentary. The audience is immersed in a variety of cultures and gains global and local perspective.
After the screening, the audience spends the remaining 30 minutes participating in a guided discussion, and then enjoys a performance by professional musicians showcasing a unique orchestra of native instruments featured in the documentary.