Proyecto ACCESO at The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

On April 24, 2017, the Proyecto ACCESO team was at the United Natoins in New York City to screen its documentary film on Mapuche medicine to a full house at the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues. 

Sebastian Vives, director the film Pu Ruka Lawen, and James Cooper, Professor of Law at California Western School of Law, producer of the film, presented to the asembeld delegates and leading NGO leaders of the 16th Permanent Forum. 

Chilean reprentatiive to the United Nations, Ambassador Cristián Barros introduced the film with a short speech.  "To bring the Chilean example of Traditional Knowledge and share our documentary with such an influential group of experts was a real honor,"said Vives. 

For Cooper, "this event caps off a great series of screenings of our work to the wider world.  This subject is important and the protection of Indgienous rights critical to human rights."