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Pulsera Project Essentials

"Color the World"

 

This 12-minute film explores the story and philosophy behind the Pulsera Project and its mission to make the world a more colorful and equal place. 

What is the Pulsera Project?

 

This short 4 minute video answers the simple question, "What is The Pulsera Project?"

The Pulsera Project in 60 Seconds

 

A one-minute introduction to the Pulsera Project, perfect for morning announcements!

Housing Program Video

 

Since 2014 the Pulsera Project's housing program has worked to acquire land, houses, and construction for dozens of homes for the artisans we work with. Hear directly from the artists who have benefited from this program. 

"A Day in The Life" 

 

Step into the shoes of a Nicaraguan high school student in this 12 minute video tracing a typical day in Nicaragua.

Las Pulseras Que Hace Mama

 

This five minute animated video (and song) is a perfect introduction to the project’s philosophy for students of all ages, based on the lives of real Nicaraguans that the project works with.

No Subtitles / Spanish Subtitles / English Subtitles

A Day In The Life: Brenda

 

Join Guatemala teen Brenda as she goes through a typical day in her small community of Nahuala.

Haciendo Pulseras

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Lana"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the "Lana" style of pulsera with pulsera artisan Rommel.

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Culebreada"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the "culebreada" style pulsera with artisan Nazarena.

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Hilo Encerado"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the "encerado" style of pulsera with longtime pulsera artisan Marcos.

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Cuero"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the "cuero" style of pulsera with Teylin & Carla.

Haciendo Pulseras -- "De Nudo"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the "de nudo" style of pulsera with pulsera artisans Ingrid & Agnes.

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Papel"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the paper bead style of pulsera with UP! Nicaragua. 

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Rasta"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the iconic "Rasta" style of pulsera with artisan Fany. 

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Chaquira"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the "Chaquira" style pulsera with artisan Aurora. 

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Cuero Bolea"

 

Walk through the process of weaving the "Cuero Bolea" pulsera style with artisan Gabriel. 

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Sanik"

 

Walk through the process of weaving a pulsera with Guatemala's "Sanik" women's cooperative.

Haciendo Pulseras -- "MayaMam"

 

Walk through the process of weaving a traditional loomed pulsera with the MayayMam Weavers.

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Semilla"

 

Walk through the process of creating a "Semilla" seed pulsera with Las Mujeres del Plomo. 

Haciendo Pulseras -- "Doble Flor"

 

Walk through the process of creating a "Doble Flor" pulsera with Rosa.

Nicaraguan Life & Culture

"Juan Palacios - Leather Pulsera Maker"

 

See the process that master-craftsman Juan Palacios uses to create his unique style of pulsera...plus a traditional marimba performance!

Marcos Va Al Mercado 

 

Take a tour of the Nicaraguan marketplace with longtime pulsera artist Marcos Cajina Gonzalez.

"An Afternoon in San Marcos"

 

A short video of pulsera artist Juan de Dios weaving a pulsera at his humble home in San Marcos, Nicaragua.

Juan Carlos Mayorga Garcia 

 

Hear from the Pulsera Project's former Nicaraguan director about his life experiences, growing up in Nicaragua, and his work with the Pulsera Project.

Así Soy: El Campesino 

 

Follow Don Orlando through his morning as he shares insight on campesino life and the importance of respecting the natural environment.

Yelman's Pollos

 

Hear from pulsera maker Yelman Rodriguez about his chicken coop and how the Pulsera Project has helped him work towards his goal of owning a chicken farm one day.

Animation

Las Pulseras Que Hace Mama

 

This five minute animated video (and song) is a perfect introduction to the project’s philosophy for students of all ages, based on the lives of real Nicaraguans that the project works with.

La Aventura de Michelle

 

Michelle y la Escuela: La Hermandad

 

Compare U.S. and Nicaraguan schools in this short animated video featuring project partner La Hermandad.

Artisan & Impact Partner Groups 

Project Partner: Aj Quen

 

Explore the world of The Pulsera Project's artisan & impact collaborations through our interview series with group leaders of project partner Aj Quen.

Project Partner: Asomujerdi

 

Explore the world of The Pulsera Project's artisan & impact collaborations through our interview series with group leaders of project partner Asomujerdi.

Project Partner: Waricha

 

Explore the world of The Pulsera Project's artisan & impact collaborations through our interview series with group leaders of project partner Waricha.

Project Partner: IMAP

 

Explore the world of The Pulsera Project's artisan & impact collaborations through our interview series with group leaders of project partner IMAP.

Project Partner: Adisa

 

Explore the world of The Pulsera Project's artisan & impact collaborations through our interview series with group leaders of project partner Adisa.

Project Partner: Artexco

 

Explore the world of The Pulsera Project's artisan & impact collaborations through our interview series with group leaders of project partner Artexco.

Artisan & Impact Partner Groups 

360 Videos

IMAP Tour: Stop 1

 

Take an interactive tour of the IMAP Permaculture Institute on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, led by one of IMAP's leaders. This is a 360 Degree video -- use the arrow keys to navigate around the scene as the video plays. 

IMAP Tour: Stop 4

 

TTake an interactive tour of the IMAP Permaculture Institute on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, led by one of IMAP's leaders. This is a 360 Degree video -- use the arrow keys to navigate around the scene as the video plays. 

IMAP Tour: Stop 2

 

Take an interactive tour of the IMAP Permaculture Institute on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, led by one of IMAP's leaders. This is a 360 Degree video -- use the arrow keys to navigate around the scene as the video plays. 

IMAP Tour: Stop 5

 

Take an interactive tour of the IMAP Permaculture Institute on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, led by one of IMAP's leaders. This is a 360 Degree video -- use the arrow keys to navigate around the scene as the video plays. 

IMAP Tour: Stop 3

 

Take an interactive tour of the IMAP Permaculture Institute on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, led by one of IMAP's leaders. This is a 360 Degree video -- use the arrow keys to navigate around the scene as the video plays. 

IMAP Tour: Stop 6

 

Take an interactive tour of the IMAP Permaculture Institute on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, led by one of IMAP's leaders. This is a 360 Degree video -- use the arrow keys to navigate around the scene as the video plays. 

While these videos are playing, you can use the arrow keys to interactively navigate around the scene. For English & Spanish subtitles, click on the CC button in the video player and select your desired language. 

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