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.
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD