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2015-02-09T14:26:42Z
Video Title:
Plastic Wiphala
Description:
Aymar Ccopacatty (Aymara), NMAI Artist Leadership Program (ALP) participant in 2012, tells his personal story of the environmental impact on Puno, Peru, of all-too-commonly discarded commercial plastic bags, and shows how picking them up, washing them, and using them to knit things can teach patience, share heritage, and open up new markets for Aymara and Quechua artisans. Aymar's Youth Public Art Project created a large knit-plastic Wiphala, the flag and symbol of Andean identity, to hang at the local bus terminal for all to see. His project brings environmental awareness while maintaining and celebrating traditional ways. Video directed and produced by Irma Alvarez and Aymar Ccopacatty, edited by Kelly L. Riley.
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9,868
Video Duration:
5 min
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Education  Search this
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