Edited film, "Weaving the Future," is archived at UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Deposited by Mark Freeman in 1998.
Video project by Mark Freeman documents the Otavalo Indians of the Andean highlands (province of Imbabura) of northern Ecuador and their economic success in adapting their traditional weaving and crafts for the international marketplace. The video project also records the tensions between traditional indigenous values and customs and modernization pressures that prosperity brings including tourism. Also examined are the ethnic tensions between the Otavalos and their less affluent white and mestizo neighbors. The edited video, "Weaving the Future" was edited from this project.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD