Festival Patrona 2017 – Amazonian Cinema – 23rd – 26th of July

As part of Festival Patrona 2017 – we are showing several films and documentaries with a conscientious – Amazonian theme.

Some of the filmmakers in this article are friends and artists of ‘Sachaqa Centro De Arte.’

• Strengthen intercultural relations between the Amazon and the different regions of the country.
• Promote an Amazonian conscience through films and documentaries, with a common goal – to share the reality lived in the jungle.
• Create a space for reflection of the reality in different jungle areas.

We will be pleased to have the following guests and their respective works:

Showing at Festival Patrona 2017 –

23rd of July – 6pm

Yachay  (2015)- Direction, Concept, Montage, Animation: Anne Zwiener

Anne Zwiener lives and works in Vienna.

Synopsis: People have the tendency to take whatever they want, no matter what the consequences are. Often without any bad intents. Anyhow, unreflected actions can lead to unexpected outcome. The short film “Yachay” – a Quechua word we could translate with “knowledge from the woods” – deals with the subject of being human.

Screenings –


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23rd of July – 7pm

Hijos Del Río Luna (Children of the Moon River) –Javier Quintana Bonicelli – Producciones Conscientes

Javier Quintana Bonicelli lives and works in San Roque De Cumbaza.

Synopsis: Ethnographic documentary on Arabela culture. The Arabela village is one of the few in Peru whose language belongs to the Záparo language family, which is almost extinct.  Only a small group of people speak the language.  Many inhabitants of the Arabela communities, communicate in Castilian and in a variety of Quechua Amazonian.   Located in the department of Loreto, near the Arabela River, a tributary of Napo River.

Producciones Conscientes – experienced in video production for social projects, documentaries, institutional, tourism and development projects.

Facebook – https://web.facebook.com/jqbonicelliphoto/?fref=ts

Recorded with Panasonic HVX200 at 24 frames per second. HD 1280×720

Duration: 20 min.

23rd of July – 7.30pm

HIJOS DE LA TIERRA (Children Of The Earth) – HD Perú

Production company based near Cusco.

Synopsis: Jorge Tapullima is a child of the Kewcha-Lamista community Chiricyacu, in the Peruvian Amazon. In the morning, Jorge is in the habit of picking bananas for breakfast prepared by his mother. In addition, along with their friends they walk towards their chacra while they sing and they play with a pukuna instrument. They work on the land and come back to play, like children they are.

HDPERU is an independent production company founded in 2012.  With a main focus to defend – native peoples rights and environmental conservation.

Duration: 15 min.

23rd of July – 8.00pm

Anhelos de Mujer – Directores: Omar Inca Castillo y Mayra Espinoza

Synopsis: This short documentary tells the story of an indigenous leader of the Callería River who struggles to protect the communal forests from the greed of illegal loggers, also facing the macho visions of the comuneros that create barriers for their work.

The Amazon Film School – was established in Pucallpa in 2014 thanks to the commitment of filmmakers interested in creating a space that responds to the concerns and needs of our Amazon. There were four groups that joined for this adventure: Cayumba Cinema, Teleandes Producciones, La Churunga Films and the organization Young Promoters of Human Rights (Joprodeh-Pucallpa).

24th of July – 7.00pm

Saberes Medicinales Amazonicos (Amazonian Medicinal Knowledge) – Javier Quintana Bonicelli – Producciones Conscientes

Synopsis: Documentary about the rescue of Amazonian ancestral knowledge.  The use of medicinal plants and their plant diets. Recorded in the high jungle of San Martín Region, with families from communities Awajún and Quechua – Lamas.   Material that is a test of the living cultures still found in the Amazon, with an educational and magical character.  Which reveals the history of 6 families who live closely to the tradition and heritage of their ancestral knowledge.

Asociación Cultural Pirámide y Takiwasi (Research Center for Traditional Medicines) – present a project financed through ‘Biocan de la Comunidad Andina’ and the government of Finland.

Recorded with Panasonic equipment model HVX200 at 24 frames per second. HD 1280×720


24th of July – 7.30pm

El Huallaga –

Synopsis:  The story of two children named Leandro and Miguel who are known for the first time in a town called Chazuta. The two embark on a journey into the forest discovering their strengths and weaknesses.

Lupe Benites Producer: Claudia Benites Sound: Juan Torres Music: Jandiego Malachowski Photography: Marco Antonio Alvarado Edition: Natalia Rojas Actors: Alexander Tapullima and Helbert Leandro Sinti Production Company: Peru

Duration: 14 minutes

25th of July – 7.00pm

Curandero Del Alto Cumbaza (2015) – Rafael Infante

Synopsis: Don Rosendo Sangama is a plant healer from Alto Cumbaza – Lamas.  His knowledge of tree bark and roots, which he uses in his plant dietas, comes from several generations of healers in the area.
His generation will be the last to use this ancient wisdom for healing.
The documentary asks the question.  What disappears when knowledge disappears?

Rafael  Infante –Editor and self-taught Audiovisual Director. Most of his work was developed as Crane Operator, Cameraman and Video Editor of the press in Cusqueña television.



25th of July – 7.30pm

¿Qué Desarrollo Queremos? (What Development Do We Want?)

Synopsis: In this short documentary, the director herself, a university student, reflects on the idea of development in the Amazon, based on the implications of the construction of the Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul highway in the life of the inhabitants, their environment Social and environmental.

Director: Marllory Quio

26th of July – 7.00pm

On the Other Side of the Woods – Anu-Laura Tuttelberg.

Anu-Laura Tuttelberg lives and works in Estonia.

Synopsis:Fairytale full of light, magic and nostalgia. A clay doll awakens her surroundings that become a surreal world in constant flow of change. Shot with natural light the visible changes of daylight emphasize the passing of time in the film.

Director, scenographer, cinematographer Anu-Laura Tuttelberg

Interview with ‘Puppet Animator’ – Anu-Laura Tuttelberg


26th of July – 7.30pm

Also showing – When Two Worlds Collide

In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of his supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence.



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