Comrades (Mashikuna)

Director: Alberto Muenala

Institute History

  • 1996 Sundance Film Festival


This excellent selection of films shows the way Native and aboriginal filmmakers throughout the Western Hemisphere are moving beyond the traditional documentary form to illustrate the sociopolitical aspects of their everyday life.

A powerful story set in the Quichua community in Ecuador is the basis for Comrades (Mashikuna), which examines the life of two Quichua Indian childhood friends who became political activists.

— Stephen Lewis

Screening Details


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