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Framer Framed

7 Jun 2019
19:00 - 20:30

HERE/NOW talk: Mídia NINJA on indigenous activism and land rights

In June, Framer Framed organises a series of events on indigenous activism and land rights, departing from the exhibition HERE/NOW: Current Visions from Colombia (2019). In this first event, we are honoured to welcome Brazilian activist journalism network Mídia NINJA for a talk on their practice!

Mídia NINJA (the latter short for Independent Narratives, Journalism and Action) was founded in 2011, and became a worldwide media phenomenon in 2013, after broadcasting ‘live from the streets’ during the big demonstrations going on in Brazil at the time. They see communication as a human right, and produce and disseminate free information using new technologies, often reporting stories and perspectives that have not been picked up by traditional media. They often livestream stories through social media, and in 2013 were given a ‘Shorty Award’ for their social media profile. Their Facebook page has over 2 million followers and growing.

In their talk at Framer Framed, Mídia NINJA will elaborate on their activities in relation to protecting indigenous knowledge and rights – though new media, photography, demonstration and campaigning. With their suborganisation Mídia Indigena, for example, they help indigenous people set up their own media. Last year they supported Sonia Guajajara of APIB (The Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil) in her campaign for the (vice)presidency of Brazil.

Mídia NINJA are also very involved in the protection of the environment, specifically the critically endangered Amazon. On 4 June they will co-launch 342 Amazônia, the first app focusing on environmental activism, in Rio de Janeiro.

Update (June 2021):
Listen to the Errant Journal podcast for an interview with Felipe Altenfelder of Mídia NINJA here.

Doors open
18:45, event starts 19:00h

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Exhibition: HERE/NOW - Current Visions from Colombia

Twenty artists presenting contemporary art and photojournalism created in the context of Colombia.


Finissage HERE/NOW: Poisoned and Punctum
The final event departing from the exhibition HERE/NOW: Current Visions from Colombia with a performance and a talk by Milena Bonilla and Ana María Gómez López.
HERE/NOW artist talk: La Decanatura, 'From the Mule to the Plane'
HERE/NOW artist duo La Decanatura will talk about their exhibited work, as well as their newest film project 'From the Mule to the Plane'.