The DVD is called "The Wold of the Baure" and will be included in schools in a greater programme to emphasize
Bolivian indigenous cultures and preserve them. It is an interactive DVD that
will feature encyclopedia type of information, but also many video and sound
clips. The advantage of these educational DVDs over a website is that even
schools without an Internet connection can use this material. Additionally, the
DVDs can also be used by the Baure themselves to educate people about their
history and customs.
Baure are an indigenous group of the Bolivian Amazon, inhabiting Baures village
and the nearby small communities. Their numbers have slowly dwindled and
currently, there are only 50 people left who still speak the Baure language.
Several Baure have already been interviewed about their local customs and their
language for the DVD and videos, audio clips and images are already collected.
The DVD is part of a bigger programme to preserve indigenous cultures by using
multimedia. This is supported by IICD and Edukans through the Connect4Change
consortium and Bolivian indigenous group supporter APCOB. For the Baure
project, the Indigenous Center of Baures is also closely involved.
A detailed project description is available on the international transparency
‘Really Simple Reporting’ platform, created by software developer Akvo.