Karuara, People of the River

Artist: Paintings by Kukama children from the lower Marañón River/ Design Miguel Araoz Cartagena – Quisca

Medium: Illustrations for the work-in-progress film, “Karuara, People of the River”


Beneath the waters of Peru’s Amazon lies a vibrant spiritual world led by the Karuara, which means ‘people of the river.’ A brave indigenous woman confronts powerful interests to save her river and these sacred beings. The final film will be a 74 min doc that includes 14 min of animation.


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