Film screening: «Retablo» (Peru)
Film screening followed by a conversation with Camila Gianella (CMI) from Lima through Skype.
This event is a collaboration with Cine Latino/BIFF.
Set in a Quechua community in Ayacucho, this movie follows a father and son who are artists practicing the characteristic regional art of "retablo".
The movie centers on gender roles among indigenous communities in the Andes, where homosexuals are victims of internal justice, corporal punishment and social exclusion. The movie raises questions around “multiple discrimination” (class/gender/race/sexuality), human rights, and how to create social change in a society that was recently victim of severe governmental abuse. The people of Ayacucho, and in particular its indigenous people, were among those most affected by the period of violence in Peru in the 1980s and 1990s. The film also touches on the tension between the autonomy of indigenous communities and a Spanish-speaking central power, as well as conflicts related to the concept of universal human rights.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Camila Gianella (CMI) from Lima through Skype.
Popcorn and refreshments will be served!
Link to the event at Cine Latino’s web page: