Stories from Caribe Sur is a project produced collaboratively by the Rich Coast Project, members of the communities of southern Caribbean Costa Rica, and students from The Media School at Indiana University. The first chapter Sur includes six podcasts that were co-produced by student volunteers from the Indiana University Media School, local story facilitators from Talamanca, and members of the Rich Coast Project staff.
From September 2nd to 4th, 2017, Hidden Garden Ethnobotanical Sanctuary inaugurated its new Bush Medicine Circle with the First Annual Afro-Botany Conference. In a traditional style, they celebrated with a gathering of elders, teachers, students, plant lovers and community members, sharing wisdom as well as food, music, dance and ceremony.
El 25 de abril de 1981 un grupo de estudiantes del Colegio Agropecuario de Talamanca realizamos una visita a la población de Amubri, ubicada en el distrito de Bratsi, dentro de la Reserva Indígena. La visita se hizo con el fin de concocer las costumbres y usanzas de los indígenas.
We worked with a group of 12 local kids from Puerto Viejo to develop a short fiction film about the connection between people and the environment in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica. A team of communications students from the University of Costa Rica offered workshops on storytelling, script development, casting and production. The kids then filmed this short film... COMING SOON
We spent the 2016-2017 year based in Puerto Viejo, continuing the growth of the South Caribe Roots Archive and working with students from Caribe Sur, San Jose and Indiana. We welcomed new volunteers, received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, and produced three participatory media projects with local residents.
Ten local youth are in the process of making a movie with the help of Fer Segura and Dani Hernández, communications students who are rejoining the Rich Coast Project to complete their practicum at the University of Costa Rica.
On the second day of the 2017 Alternative Break Program in Puerto Viejo, half of the group of Indiana University Kelley School of Business students volunteered at the First Baptist Church, right in the center of town.
Students from the University of Costa Rica (UCR TCU 127) joined the Rich Coast Project in Puerto Viejo for a week of participatory video and photography aimed at documenting local Puerto Viejo history and culture.
Durante los años 1981 y 1982, los alumnos de décimo años del Colegio Técnico Profesional Agropecuario de Talamanca participaron en un proyecto especial, con el propósito de rescatar las historias, las costumbres y las raíces culturales del pueblo talamanqueño. Salieron del colegio con grabadoras, cámaras y cuestionarios, en busca de personas mayores que les pudieran contar las experiencias vividas.
The year is coming to an end, and we have so much to celebrate! 2016 brought tremendous transformation as we watched our programs grow in participation and community presence. We've rounded up the top stories from 2016 - check them out HERE.
"This is what journalism is all about: bridging race, class, age and ethnicity to tell true stories, connecting people across borders and most importantly—across the bubbles that limit our everyday conversation."
On Monday, November 21, 2016 a group of residents of south Caribbean Costa Rica will spend an afternoon sharing stories with students from the Media School at Indiana University in a "story exchange" facilitated by the Rich Coast project and following the innovative, empathy-building methodology developed by Narrative 4.
The South Caribe Roots Archive recognizes the vital importance of documenting local history and preserving the individual and collective cultural identity of the south Caribbean, and offers one solution to the imminent threat of knowledge loss: participatory archiving.
Entrevista realizada en San Andres, Limón, Costa Rica en la finca de cacao de Daniel South. Fecha: April 3, 2016. Entravistadoras Katie Beck y Jessica Rugama (Rich Coast Project). Transcripción Kim Sohler. Editación Katie Beck.
We've been back in Puerto Viejo for over one month now, and so much has happened. Our first student group of the season is set to arrive in a couple of weeks, we're preparing a local exhibit of photographs from the South Caribe Roots Archive, and gearing up for big advances in our organizational structure. Take a look at what we've accomplished and at what we have in store.
The annual SCRA Calendar features historic photographs and information contributed by community members and collected by the Rich Coast Project. We are calling on local businesses and allies of the Caribe Sur community help us put this valuable community heritage back into the homes of residents by sponsoring this year's SCRA Calendar.
In November 2016 a group of Indiana University students will travel to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, to spend a working with the communities of the south Caribbean in developing content for the South Caribe Roots Archive.