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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
9 August

Theme for 2010: "Celebrating Indigenous Film Making"

A man standing in front of an open area.

Still frame from the film Taino Indians Counted Out of Existence, directed by Mr. Alex Zacarias (Taíno) - one of the films by indigenous filmmakers which was shown at UN Headquarters on Monday 9 August 2010 in commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.

The focus of the theme for the International Day in 2010 was "Celebrating Indigenous Film Making", which tied in with the theme of the 2010 session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, "development with culture and identity."



At UNHQ on 9 August, there was a screening of several short films by indigenous film makers, followed by a discussion with some of the film makers.

UN Information Centres and other UN offices worldwide screened the following short films on the occasion of the Day:

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