Celebrating Diversity Throughout Documentaries Around the World

By September 25th, 2020Uncategorized

We are delighted to introduce you to a completely new tool in promoting and celebrating cultural diversity at the Long Nights of Interculturality 2020 –  documentaries nominated by esteemed embassies in Vienna, Universidad Intercultural de Quintana Roo (UIMQRoo), and the Ministry of Interior of Republic Croatia.

ICDO streamed documentaries from the participating countries on September 17 on our official YouTube channel, and they are now online for you to enjoy.

The themes presented in these documentaries will please a wide variety of viewers: from the traditional ways of creating ink explained by a 109-year-old Maya, to life advice on marriages and domestic violence given by a Roma community in Croatia, to breathtaking explorations of the legendary lost ‘White City’ (La Ciudad Blanca) in Honduras, to the enchanting music recreated by bird songs heard in the forests in Colombia. In these documentaries, customs, biodiversity, World Heritage sites, minorities, and millenary traditions are only some of what participating countries have to offer in the realms of cultural diversity and nature. 

ICDO featured:

  • ‘Udaj Se Kad Si Spremna’-‘Marry When you are Ready’, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, the association ‘Romsko Srce’. Roma community, who here share their stories of forced marriages and domestic violence, and tell us what they learned from their experiences.
  • Báalche: U Siibalil u Yuumtsililo‘, nominated by Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo (UIMQRoo), Mexico. The protagonist, Don Edmundo Ciau Caamal, a Maya farmer, will teach us the elaboration of the sacred beverage Báalche’: a symbol of appreciation for the harvests, an offering for the owners of the jungle.
  • ‘Boonil, Detrás del tinte’, nominated by Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo (UIMQRoo), Mexico. Who could be a better guide to traditional techniques to make ink if not a 109-year-old Maya? Follow him on this experience that will make you perceive colors in a different way.
  • ‘Inventario de la Tierra: Ciudad Blanca’ by The Explorers, nominated by the Embassy of Honduras in Vienna. Those wanting a dose of adventure and adrenaline will be satisfied: The Explorers will bring you with them on an expedition to find the mythical ‘Ciudad Blanca’, a lost ancient city in the Honduran forest.
  • ‘Colombia Bio, Tacarcuna’, nominated by the Embassy of Colombia in Vienna, where the lush vegetation, the rich fauna, and the traditions of the Tacarcuna Hill, between Colombia and Panama, will fascinate you. 
  • ‘Top Didj Aboriginal Cultural experience with Manuel Pamkal from Katherine, Northern Territory’, nominated by the Australian Embassy in Vienna, in which Manuel Pamkal, member of the Delabon tribe, will introduce you to some of the rituals of the world’s oldest living culture of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
  • ‘Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror, World Heritage’. nominated by the Embassy of Andorra in Vienna. If Andorra was not on top of your travel bucket list, after this documentary on the World Heritage site ‘Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror’ we are sure it will be your next destination.
  • ‘The Birders’, nominated by the Embassy of Colombia in Vienna. This melancholic journey will guide you through the Colombian forest, and while we wander through this breathtaking landscape, we are guided by music influenced by birds and indigenous songs.

We know you will find something of your interest, so be sure to check out our YouTube channel!