Piratá Waurá, Director, Community and Cultural liaison, Camera, Interpreter
Piratá Waurá is a historian, photographer, filmmaker of the Wauja community, and teacher at the Indigenous School of the Piyulaga village. Piratá is part of the AIT – (Tulukai Indigenous Association), whose mission is the preservation of the Wauja culture, its territory, forest and natural resources through cultural, artistic, environmental and sustainable development projects.
Alejandro Romero, Creative Technologist & VR Director
Alejandro Romero is a professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and professor and director of masters at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR). Alejandro has a degree in computer engineering from the UCM, currently studying the doctoral program. He combines teaching with the development of experiences of extended realities (virtual, augmented and mixed reality) and video games in different artistic projects for clients such as the National Ballet of Spain, Radio Televisión Española (in collaboration with ARAN network), the Madrid City Council, among others.
Nathaniel Mann, Co-Director, Creative Producer, Sound Recordist & Designer
Nathaniel Mann is a composer, musician, sound artist and broadcaster. In 2018, under a British Council/PRSF Musician’s Residency, the British Sound-Artist and PPP Associate-Artist, Nathaniel Mann, spent a month with traditional musician Akari Waura in the Wauja village. They forged a friendship which has resulted in a BBC Radio 4 documentary, a CD release and multiple publications. More crucially, it opened networks through which the Wauja community could expand their platform beyond Brazil, and created the connections which lead to the digital restoration of Kamukuwaká. Nathaniel is a long- term collaborator with Factum Arte (Spain).
Mafalda Ramos, Site Producer & Community liaison
Mafalda lives in Brazil and works as archaeologist and scientific coordinator in heritage management projects devoted to indigenous cultural conservation. She specializes in the Upper Xingu region. Her cooperation with the Wauja began with the Kamukuwaká Cave. The collaborative work developed a relationship of trust and cooperation with the community. Since 2018, she collaborates with the Wauja and Factum Foundation in the documentation and reconstitution of the Kamukuwaká Cave as an ethno-archaeologist and mediator.