SATURDAY 25.1.2020 – 10:00 PERU: MOTHERS OF THE EARTH SAJOS
Nanayqa mana chinkaqmi / Pain does not go away
Peru, 2019, 7 min.
Director/Screenwriter: Authorship Collective (Quechua)
Producers: CHIRAPAQ (Quechua), FEPROMUQ (Quechua)
Languages: Quechua; subt. English
Quechua women from the Peruvian Andes tell about their experiences of violence and reflect on their impact on their lives, families and communities. The authorship collective consists of 25 Ayacucho Quechua women and young people, who have been trained in film making by the indigenous Chirapaq Centre of Peru.
Sembradoras de vida / Mothers of the Land
Peru, 2019, 74 min.
Directors/Screenwriters: Alvaro Sarmiento (Quechua), Diego Sarmiento (Quechua)
Producer: Alvaro Sarmiento (Quechua)
Languages: Quechua, Spanish; subt. English
High on the Peruvian Andes, a group of women follow indigenous ceremonies and rituals to guarantee a grain yield. The unpredictable weather conditions and planting seasons caused by climate change have brought challenges, but the women try to pass down their knowledge to the next generation.