c I Ne DIGENOUS Writing Collaborative Stories Virtual Class


cINeDIGENOUS: Writing Collaborative Stories

September 23, 2021


Date & Time: Thursday,September 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM MDT

Topic: Join instructors Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio and Felipe Contreras in examining Indigenous stories that step outside the mainstream cultural views portrayed on movie screens.

Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructor and SIFF Education programming. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event.

More About The Class:
Director Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (RETABLO, SIFF 2019) is joined by Nia Tero's Felipe Contreras for an in-depth conversation into the process of crafting a story using RETABLO, his first feature, which was made in collaboration with Peruvian Indigenous communities.

The cINeDIGENOUS class series focuses on global Indigenous filmmakers and their influences within cinematic culture. Centering Indigenous creatives and media makers amplifies voices and perspectives that are essential to our global wellbeing. cINeDIGENOUS is curated and presented in partnership with Nia Tero.

About The Instructors:
- Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio is a British-Peruvian award-winning film writer-director-producer. He studied film directing at the London Film Academy. He also holds a Bachelor in Social Science (BSc) in Economics and Management Studies at the University of London, a Master in Social Science (MSc) in Organizational Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Sloan Fellowship in Innovation and Global Leadership in the same university. He wrote, directed and produced the feature film RETABLO, which was developed at the Sundance Lab Feature Film Program, chaired by Robert Redford. RETABLO had its world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival in 2018, winning the Teddy Award and the Crystal Bear Jury Special Prize.Felipe Contreras comes from a proud Puerto Rican/Salvadoran family and is a photographer, media maker, and storyteller.

- Felipe believes we can amplify voices and uplift other people through stories. As an artist, he's passionate about improving activism, awareness, and narrative shifts around social justice, gender equality, and climate change. Simultaneously, he enjoys analyzing discourse and flipping narratives to encourage people to act in their enlightened power by focusing on the interconnection between humans and the natural world. Felipe has a Bachelor of Arts in Social-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle. To further his media making skills, he attended graduate school hosted at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he earned a degree from the Environmental Visual Communications Post-Graduate program at Fleming College.