Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Works presented:

+ Solo puedo mostrarte el color / I can only show you the color
Dir. Fernando Vilchez 25 min – Perú – 2014
In the high plateau of the Peruvian jungle, a mining company forces their way into the depths of the forest to search for mineral resources. Known for their fearlessness, the Awajun people stand up to the invaders. But in the fight for their land they are brutally struck down by the government. Violence breeds counter-violence. A video workshop is the way of follow the trail of violence. Short film premiered at Berlinale’s official competition of 2014.
 + Adelante / Forward
Dir. Miguel Hilari (Bolivia) 7 min – Bolivia – 2014
Energy in a time and space. An exploration of the relationship between dance and ritual. Hilari’s first documentary feature “The Corral and the Wind” premiered at Cinema du Reel 2014 and won best film at FIDOCS in Chile.

+ Los abducidos / The Abducted
Dir. Juan Daniel F. Molero 11 min – Perú – 2011
An unkown man with a camera invades a hermetic native village in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, when suddenly strange disappearances start happening in this ethnographical sci-fi film. Molero’s first feature, Reminiscencias (2010), screened at MoMA’s Modern Mondays, Rotterdam and FIDMarseille.

+ Enterprisse
Dir. Kiro Russo 9 min – Bolivia – 2010
The man, the city, the machine. Once he’s up in the Enterprisse, he has to follow the instructions. Russo’s next short film, Juku, premiered at Sundance 2012.

+ Radio Belén
Dir. Gianfranco Annichini 11 min – Perú -1983
Located in the middle of a market and a port on the Amazon jungle, a poor radio station can only broadcast through speakers. The filmmaker reduces his commentary to a few final shots, the rest is from the voice of the people.

+ Vía Satélite: En vivo y en directo / Via Satellite: live
Dir. Armando Robles Godoy 10 min – Perú – 1973
Five radial narrations of the same soccer match of the Peruvian national team juxtaposed with a suggestive montage of empty streets and emblematic monuments of the country’s capital city, Lima. Robles Godoy is Peru’s first and main auteur but still undiscovered for international audiences. His films, like The Green Wall (1970), are a mysterious combination of lyrical images and fragmented structures.

+ Revolución / Revolution
Dir. Jorge Sanjinés 9 min – Bolivia – 1963
Made out of fragments of footage filmed while making propaganda documentaries for the state lottery, and edited according to theoretical precepts of Soviet montage, Revolución could be considered Bolivia’s first experimental film. In addition to using cinema to resist dictatorships and American imperialism, Jorge Sanjinés was also one of the first to theorize the representation of non-Western subjectivities in cinema.

Juan Daniel F. Molero (b. 1987) is a Peruvian filmmaker and cultural producer.  Alumni of Trainee Project for Young Film Critics IFFR 2010, Buenos Aires Talents 2010, and Berlinale Talents 2011. His films have screened internationally at places like MoMA, Rotterdam, FIDMarseille, BAFICI, FICValdivia, La Habana and Flaherty NYC. Has programmed for Festival Cine//B in Chile, Festival Lima Independiente and Museum of Art of Lima, in Peru, Cineclub Universidad Central in Colombia, Festival de Cine Radical in Bolivia, and for MassArt Film Society, Nightingale Theatre and Cinema Tropical, in the US. 

Tiempo Libre is a cultural organization based in Lima (Peru) created in 2011 by Juan Daniel Molero. It’s a young team focused on the development, promotion and experimentation of a complex audiovisual language via workshops, production, screenings and other moving image events.
Cinema Tropical is the leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the U.S.
Founded in 2001 with the mission of distributing, programming and promoting what was to become the biggest boom of Latin American cinema in decades, CT brought U.S. audiences some of the first screening of films such as Amores Perros and Y Tu Mamá También. Through a diversity of programs and initiatives, CT is thriving as a dynamic and groundbreaking 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization experimenting in the creation of better and more effective strategies for the distribution and exhibition of foreign cinema in this country.