Dario Jara

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: CoexistenciaParaguay

Dario Jara is an audiovisual director, camera operator and video editor. He has 17 years of experience and has worked for TV channels and newspapers in Paraguay and abroad. Dario has also directed documentaries. Currently, he is a freelance director focusing on social issue documentaries.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Coexistencia

In a world where fire is both creative and destructive, the documentary "TATA" reveals how these opposing forces in the Pai Tavytera indigenous community coexist in their daily life, influencing their traditions, their spirituality, and their struggle to preserve their environment in the face of external threats.  With three powerful testimonies, the documentary invited a deep reflection on man's relationship with nature and how this duality manifests itself in the practices and beliefs of the Pai Tavytera.

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"This is the beginning of a road that ends up on a large publication about our culture." – Project Beneficiary

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Dario was a participant in the IVLP Project A Global Moment in Time: Photojournalists Document the Challenges and Opportunities in the COVID Era, organized by the U.S. Department of State and World Learning.

Dario's exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "The photography exhibition we attended at the Portland Museum was very inspiring because we got to walk the exhibit with the actual photographer who took the pictures. Conversation and debate brought up many challenging topics to discuss... this exercise helped [me] acquire important tools to improve the way I approach certain issues."

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; St. Petersburg, FL; New York City, NY; Portland, OR

Country: Paraguay

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