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Celebrating Taino culture during Indigenous Peoples Month!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month! Watch and share our Award Winning Documentary “We are still here, the Taino lives!” We also have affordable workbook on Taino culture for educators. Contact us at ErmeArt@gmail.com for school viewings with workbooks.

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Watch “We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!”

Build up your knowledge and invite us to your school for a presentation during Indigenous peoples month!

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“We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!”

 

“We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!” by Director Ermelinda Cortes, is an Educational Documentary fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

It encompasses a decade of research, including Mitochondrial DNA reports, and interviews with leading scholars from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, to the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez.  The film examines and confirms the scientific, cultural, historical heritage, preservation and endowment of the diversified people of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. It addresses the vibrant evolution of the ancestral amalgam of the African, Spanish, and Taino, an indigenous people, previous believed to be extinct.

In “We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!” Director Ermelinda Cortes brings you the Curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Dr. L. Antonio Curet to discuss the anthropological, ancestral wonder that is the Archaeological Project of Tibes, Puerto Rico.  With Geneticist, Dr. Juan C. Martinez Cruzado, of the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez, we get to impart the findings in his groundbreaking DNA study.  A study which includes the confirmation of Indigenous Taino MTDNA in present day Puerto Ricans.

Personal histories are shared by many, generous elders including the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues speaker, Tai Pelli, and Smithsonian NMAI Researcher, and Taino Elder from the Dominican Republic, Jorge Estevez, who work continuously on educating the public on the Taino Identity Beyond Columbus.

“We Are Still Here. The Taino Lives!” enlightens future generations by presenting new perspectives, narratives, and scientific research regarding the history of the people of the Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Strength, Love and support to all my beautiful people of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic! We will Rise!

Donate Now to help the beautiful people of Puerto Rico, who without their generous spirit, this film would not be possible. Donate at https://www.redcross.org/donate/1017c

Enjoy the Film!

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“For the Love of Cosplay!”

Our documentary short (15 min) “For the love of Cosplay'” is up. 

Watch ➡For the Love of Cosplay!

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Filming our new documentary.

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“For the Love of Cosplay!”

Working on the postproduction for my second film, a short documentary ©”For the Love of Cosplay!” Ermelinda Cortes 2016

Thank you to all the incredible, beautiful cosplayers who gave me interviews. 

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We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!

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Our documentary will be featured in various upcoming  International Film Festivals!

We were awarded an Official Selection Laurel at the Los Angeles CineFest and we will be releasing a calendar of screening festivals soon!

Right now, we still need your support to get through the final steps of post production, multiple language subtitles, educational support materials and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Thank you for your assistance and please click on the link below to watch the trailer and donate to our educational, documentary film!

We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!

 

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Documentary update!

Our documentary “WE ARE STILL HERE,  THE TAINO LIVES!” is an  OFFICIAL SELECTION in the LOS ANGELES CINEFEST!

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Washington DC 2015

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Love from Abe to George

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In love in DC

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From Horseback to Segway

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Reach out to Veterans

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Walking up to Lincoln

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Cool Jazz on a Hot day!