CAS is delighted to invite you to a film-screening of Stepping Softly on the Earth and a Q&A with its director Marcos Colón, who will be visiting St Andrews as part of a UK campus tour. The film will be screened at the University of St Andrews on Friday April 19th at 3pm in School II.

In the film, three Indigenous leaders from the Amazon try to keep their ways of being in the world alive. This is the story of Kátia, chief of the Akrãtikatêjê people, of Manuel, chief of the Munduruku people and of José Manuyama, a teacher of Kokama origin. The three narrate the threats to their territories promoted by large-scale mining, monoculture, oil extraction, logging and the construction of hydroelectric plants. Interconnected by the voice and ancestral thoughts of Ailton Krenak, these accounts of resistance present us with other ways of existing and walking in the world.