Guest Curated Program: Jóvenes Insurgentes | Cinema Of Abya Yala

Curator: Francisco Tarque Cañipa (Aymara)
81 min
Short Film Program

Artists: Ayelén Lonconao Vargas (Mapuche) | Grecia Arandia Ticona (Quechua) | Alberto Flores Vilca (Quechua) | Iván Jaripio (Embera) | Frida Muenala (Kichwa-Zapoteca) | CHIRAPAQ Centro de Culturas Indígenas del Perú | Yaid Bolaños (Nasa) | Olinda Yawar Muniz Wanderley (Tupinambá/Pataxó Hãhãhãe)


This line-up of young filmmakers from Latin-America reveals films born of these lands that represent the new wave within this emerging cinema tradition, committed to Abya Yala (South American) Native cultures.

The selected filmmakers explore aesthetic approaches in their work, imagining, and forming contemporary Native cinema as a fusion between various film genres and Native cultural traditions.

In this collection, we highlight the elements that each filmmaker wants to preserve through their work: born of the need to contribute to the traditional culture of their people. Diversity is asserted through the filmmakers the choices that make up these films, from the use of Native tongue, to the poetry of the spirit world, the importance of duality (man-woman), and, above all, approval within this community-centred approach to the artform.

Moreover, the majority of the films selected consider the feminine as curatorial criteria during the selection process, establishing the role of the Native woman: creator and protagonist. We are witnessing a new phase in Latin-American Native cinema, where technological and cultural limitations for women are overcome, creating a platform for debate on the issues within current thought trends: it is not only about recognizing the role of women, but also about opening spaces for introspection where ancestral ideas and customs converge, those ideas and customs that women protect, challenge, question or strengthen within cultural tradition.

Francisco Tarque Cañipa
Francisco is a film graduate from the University of Valparaiso. He has pursued his profession with an emphasis on the development and interrelation of social and artistic aspects, especially related to the Andean population in the north of Chile. With experience in a variety of audiovisual productions—between features, shorts and animation videos—he specializes as assistant director and producer. At the same time, he has worked on numerous cultural investigation projects, education, and exhibition of Native cinema. He is a longstanding programmer of the Arica Nativa Film Festival.

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