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Preloran, Jorge 1933-2009  Search this
Uniform title:
Zulay Facing the 21st Century  Search this
Physical description:
one DVD (109 minutes) sound color DVD reference
two videocassettes (109 minutes) sound color Betacam video master
six film reels (4,000 feet) sound color 16mm master film
six film reels (4,000 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
Otavalo Indians  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
South America
North America
United States
Los Angeles (Calif.)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs, production files, correspondence, promotional materials and press clippings.
Archives also holds English language version released under the title Zulay Facing the 21st Century.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supported processing and the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Smithsonian Latino Center supported preservation of the Jorge Preloran Film Collection.
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Donated by Jorge Preloran in 2007.
Edited ethnographic film, co-directed by Jorge Preloran, Mabel Preloran (an Argentine anthropologist) and Zulay Saravino (an indigenous Otavaleña of Equador) was filmed over a span of 8 years. The film is based on a dialogue between these two women as they discuss similar acculturation challenges they experienced while adapting to life in the United States. the dialogue raises universal questions on transculturation and the decisions that are faced on identity, education, economic advancement and emotional ties. The film also introduces us to the world of the indigenous Otavalo who forge an enduring cultural identity for themselves.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2007.10.47
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives