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This oral history interview was conducted in Spanish with Mary Osorio at Camphill Ghent on July 1, 2015. Mary is from Colombia and lives in Camphill and has family living in Columbia County. During the interview she talks about her life in Colombia and why she moved to the USA, and then her life in Camphill. She mentions the food she likes from Colombia, what reminds her of her country, and some of the experiences she has had there. As well as bringing up memories of youth and dances, she also discusses negative experiences she had before leaving the country. Some of the other subjects she talks about are family – including her children and grandchildren – and illness within the family. She talks about her life in Camphill and the community, her faith, religion and why it is important to her and her change of perspective of religion. She also briefly talks about dancing milonga and travel.
This interview may be of interest to people who want to hear about Colombia, migration, illness, faith, family relationships, friendships and the community.
I have an interest in oral history and radio, and work as a writer with a focus on art, photography, migration and human rights issues. My interest in storytelling and collecting narratives lead me to oral history, and in 2014 year I began a Masters degree in Contemporary Migration studies in Barcelona. I have begun working in this field and bringing these areas together.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
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