Latin American And Canadian Indigenous Cinema Will Be Shown For Free In Lima

By Dialogo
May 22, 2009

Starting tomorrow, the Latin American and Canadian Indigenous Cinema will be shown in Lima as part of an exhibit series that seeks to “offer a site for reflections about cultural diversity and indigenous communities that goes beyond the regional barriers, the organizers announced today. The showings of the traveling exhibit “Miradas Cruzadas” (Crossed Glances) will be free and they will be done outdoors on a 5 by 7 meter inflatable screen that the Asociación Nómadas (Nomad Association) will use to carry the movie theater to different regions in Peru. “Crossed Glances”, whose inauguration will coincide with the World Day for Cultural Diversity, has been organized by the Nomad Association, the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Canadian embassy in Peru and the Cultural Center of Spain in Lima. A spokesperson for the Nomad Association informed Efe that the presentations will take place on May 21st, 22nd and the 23rd in a park in the Miraflores district and on the 27th, 28th, and the 29th at the Main Plaza in the district of Villa Maria del Triunfo. The schedule includes movies such as “"Taina Kan, la Gran Estrella,” (Taina Kan, the Great Star) from Brazil, “Dulce Coexistencia(Sweet Coexistence), from Mexico, “La Senda del Danzante” (Path of the Dancer) from Peru, and “Sacha Runa Yachay”, from Ecuador. And Canadian films such as “Tikinakan”, by Wapikoni Mobile and “Moi Je”, by Evelyne Papatie. The exhibit series has already been shown in Canada, Cuba and other Latin American countries, and it seeks to “carry the indigenous cinema from one side of the American hemisphere to the other, totally as a non-profit organization”, the spokesperson indicated. The spokesperson emphasized that the “North-South” cooperation that motivated the project is a way to “link” Latin America and North America together with “indigenous materials that represent the native cultures that they show their ancestral traditions to the current every day life of these communities”.