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Nükak, Still Waiting

Jose Luis Cote 08:14, Columbia

A documentary and mythological story that illustrates part of the history of the Nükak indigenous community. Who they are, how they visualize their cosmic world and how traditional cultural practices are intrinsically linked with nature. Currently, their traditional territory has changed drastically and they can no longer live in it. This has created a profound unbalance in their cosmic world, separating them from their traditional cultural practices.

Jose Luis Cote is a Colombian visual artist who explores anthropological issues in his visual work. Has cooperated with indigenous communities, anthropologists and historians, publishing research documents, picture books, animations and experimental videos.

Watch Deborah Espect’s interview with Jose Luis Cote.