Between the Jungle and the City

Karoly, Christy and Tony are three teenagers from the indigenous Shipibo community Cantagallo, in Lima, Peru. Together they worked on videos about their lives, focusing on their families, culture, and community. They worked as a collective to represent their community in sounds and images—to emphasize the elements that unite its inhabitants and bind their stories together. Each had a turn both behind and in front of the camera. The particularities of their stories—and the multiplicity of realities in Cantagallo—shine through in each of their distinctive approaches. Christy explored her community and family through photos and videos.

Lima, Perú / 2015


About the artist


Director, Cinematographer, Photographer: Christy Cauper Silvano

Additional Cinematography: Karoli Bautista Pizarro, Tony Valles Rodriguez

Editors: Elizabeth Landesberg & Christy Cauper Silvano

Workshop Facilitator: Elizabeth Landesberg