2017 / 87 min / Peru
Nestled over 5,000 metres above sea level a day’s journey from the nearest town, the modest farmhouse near the peaks of the Andes is the only place Willka and Phaxsi have called home. Elderly but still mobile, the couple tends to their beloved herd of sheep as they live a near-solitary existence of subsistence, with only themselves and their animals for company. As the passage of time and circumstance leave their lives hanging in a fragile balance, the couple yearn for their long-absent son to return home from the city.
Screening Friday, April 5 7:30 pm
A strong new artistic voice from Latin America, the award-winning artist Oscar Catacora is a self-taught filmmaker from Peru. He began his career as an audiovisual producer at age 17 and went on to develop short and mid-length experimental films. Wiñaypacha is his first feature length film. He has a degree in Social Communication Sciences and has studies in Art in the specialty of Theater of the National University of Puno Altiplano - Peru.