Una Mirada al Sur (A Focus on the South), a cycle dedicated to Peruvian film, in the Casa América

The fourth edition of the cycle begins on the 24th of May with a session dedicated to gastronomy

The cycle of Peruvian film, Una mirada al Sur, returns to the city once again with a series of screenings in Casa Amèrica that ends on the 7th of June. This year’s inauguration on the 24th of May is dedicated to gastronomy and includes El ají, la sazón de los peruanos (Chilli, the flavour of Peru), by Ernesto Cabellos and the feature film by Jesús María Santos titled Perú sabe: la cocina, arma social (The taste of Peru: cuisine as a social weapon), a documentary project that follows a journey made by Ferran Adriá and Gastón Acurio (Peru’s most influential chef) to explore the roots of Peruvian cuisine and its ability to transform people’s lives.
 
Among other sessions there is a series dedicated to the Quechua language and bilingual education in Peru which includes the short documentaries Hatun Ñan: el gran camino hacía la educación superior (Hatun Ñan: the way to higher education) and Zorros de Arriba, a portrait of the Peruvian public education system, as well as a round table debate on the subject. Other sessions included in the cycle focus on music as well as new short film and fictional projects. The final session contains the notable short film by Dennis Perinango, Lima, and the film by Daniel and Diego Vera titled Octubre (October), which was awarded the jury prize in the Un Certain Regard section in the Cannes Film Festival. The screening will include a chat with the audience by one of the directors, Diego Vera.
Publication date: Thursday, 23 May 2013
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