Screening of "Waqayñan"
with director Ariel Soto
New York International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, San Francisco Latino Film Festival... and now Revolution Books.
Waqayñan means "Imaginary Road" in the Quechua language. Shot in a remote indigenous community in Bolivia, this beautiful 30 minute documentary is about the Tinku, a violent Quechua tradition having to do with self-sacrifice for Mother Earth. Through the film we see the tension between indigenous cultural tradition and evangelical Christianity. Waqayñan is innovative, thought provoking, and a window into the lives of people on the other side of the world.