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Festival Internacional del Cortometraje FIC ~ Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Festival Internacional del Cortometraje FIC es un gran evento que se desarrolla en Bella Vista y San Miguel, en forma anual, para brindar una verdadera propuesta de cine al pśblico en general, ofreciendo diariamente los cortometrajes nacionales e internacionales participantes en su concurso ESMI. Está organizado por la Alianza Francesa de Bella Vista, con el apoyo del Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA), y la Municipalidad de San Miguel. Cuenta con el auspicio de la Embajada de Francia, la Cámara de Comercio y Industria de San Miguel, el Institut Français y la Delegación General de la Fundación Alianza Francesa de París en Argentina.

Detalles pronto
1-16 octubre, 2015
Bellavista y San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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International Festival of Ethnological Film ~ Belgrade, Serbia

Now in its 24th year, the International Festival of Ethnological Film has long been one of the major programmes of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. Details about the screening of Runasimiwan Kawsay / Living Quechua are forthcoming.

Exact Date and Time TBA
October 6-11, 2015
Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, Serbia

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Cine+Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival ~ San Francisco, CA, USA

The Cine+Más SF Latino Film Festival showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of the 20+ countries. Runasimiwan Kawsay / Living Quechua will screen with four other short films as part of the "Shorts Program 2: Lifestyle and Laughs" portion of the festival, which will take place at the Red Poppy Art House.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Shorts Program 2: Lifestyle and Laughs
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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Community Screening at La Peña Cultural Center ~ San Francisco, CA, USA

Runasimiwan Kawsay / Living Quechua will screen after Mexican Dreams, a film by Jon Wetterau and Alex Ruiz Euler about the contradictions in the public discourse toward immigration. It follows a group of people from Magdalena Pe–asco in Oaxaca, Mexico, who go to Austin, Minnesota, to quarter pigs for Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam products, as they embark on this transitional journey. This is community event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Lounge, La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705

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Community Screening at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum ~ Ljubljana, Slovenia

Thanks to the group Peruanos en Eslovenija, led by Erick Pérez, Runasimiwan Kawsay / Living Quechua will have its Slovenian premiere at the Slovenski etnografski muzej / Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This event is also being coordinated and supported by Dr. Marko Frelih, curator of the collections of the Americas and of Africa, and Peter Ilgo, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Peru in Slovenia.

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Metelkova ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Eslovenia

Balboa Park Centennial Celebration ~ San Diego, CA, USA

The San Diego Latino Film Festival has partnered with the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the San Diego Italian Film Festival to bring some of the best shorts of the past year to celebrate Balboa Park's Centennial Celebration and Runasimiwan Kawsay / Living Quechua is one of them! All screenings are free and begin at sunset.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Organ Pavilion Stage, Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA

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Aboriginal Pavilion, Pan American Games ~ Toronto, Canada

Runasimiwan Kawsay / Living Quechua will screen alongside a range of films that explore questions of indigeneity.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Fort York, Aboriginal Pavilion
Pan-American Games, Toronto, Canada

Smithsonian Folklife Festival ~ Washington, DC, USA

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an annual event series held outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, DC, that spans the end of June and beginning of July. The goal of the Festival, as stated by the Smithsonian, is to strengthen and preserve diverse and living traditions, and to promote intercultural awareness, understanding, and respect through interaction and exchange. For 2015, Peru will be the Festival's focus. While many Peruvians will be brought to the US to help lead and participate in a range of activities, from cooking demonstrations to dance performances and workshops of various kinds, many Peruvians and people of Peruvian descent will also travel to Washington, DC, to help produce, perform in, and attend the Festival. Elva Amb’a Rebatta will help with several workshops, and also attend the Runasimiwan Kawsay / Living Quechua screening. The film will be part of the "Peruvian Short Film Series," a related event to the Festival that is presented in partnership with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

Friday, July 10, 2015
Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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The Americas Film Festival of New York ~ New York, NY, USA

The Americas Film Festival of New York's mission is to represent the rich diversity of the cultures, languages and stories of North America, Central America, and South America along with their associated islands. The festival is a project of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education of City College of New York (The City University of New York - CUNY), in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian. TAFFNY aims to create a new culture of cinematography appreciation by providing a dynamic space for the public and artists to meet, reflect on multiculturalism and diversity in our society, while promoting the work of new and emerging filmmakers.

Runasimiwan Kawsay / Living Quechua will screen as part of one of the festival's shorts programs, and will compete for the award for Best Short Documentary.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Shorts in Competition: Program 1
Auditorium of the Center for Worker's Education
25 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, NY 10004

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Community Screening at Centro Latino ~ Krakow, Poland

Living Quechua will have its Poland premiere at a free event held at Centro Latino, an Cultural Center in Krakow that aims to be a point of encounter between Latin American and Polish cultures by promoting interaction and connection.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Centro Latino / Centrum Kultury Latynoamerykańskiej

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A Transnational Journey through Quechua Languages and Cultures,
Community Screening ~ Paterson, NJ, USA

Join community-based collective Passaic Pedal for an enjoyable afternoon at the Paterson Museum dedicated to the celebration and exploration of Quechua cultures and languages of the Andes in the transnational setting of Paterson, New Jersey. This family-centered event will feature a screening and discussion of the short film Living Quechua. The film's director, Christine Mladic Janney, and the film's protagonist, Elva Ambia, will be special guests for the Q and A session. Kichwa Hatari will be spinning music throughout the day, and prizes will be raffled during the event!

Hosted by Passaic Pedal in partnership with New York Quechua Initiative and Kichwa Hatari, this event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Paterson Museum, 2 Market St, Paterson, New Jersey 07501

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Quechua Realities: A Discussion on Subjectivity and Screening of Living Quechua at the Left Forum ~ New York, NY, USA

"This panel, organized by George Ygarza will explore the many themes around Quechua identity including the historical, social, and economic factors that shape the realities and subjectivities of the people in the Andes today. We will try to encapsulate the lived Quechua experience as existence through resistance - refusing to submit to the discrimination, racism and exploitation which endures 500 years on. In trying to understand one aspect of this subjectivity, we'll be discussing the value of language and what it represents. We will screen the short film Living Quechua, which follows the life of panelist Elva Ambia, A Quechua speaker from the Peruvian diaspora, as she tries to keep this rich language alive here in NYC. It will be followed by a Q/A with the director of the film, Christine Mladic Janney, of NY Quechua Initiative."

Sunday, May 31, 2015
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W. 59th St. (between 10th and 11th), New York, NY

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ETHNOCINECA Ethnographic and Documentary FilmFest Vienna ~ Austria

Now in its 9th year, the ETHNOCINECA Ethnographic and Documentary FilmFest Vienna 2015 will feature 48 films through which attendees can "experience the diversity of human lifeworlds and to explore complex questions of human coexistence." read more about the festival >

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Part of the ESSA Short Film Programme I

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31st Chicago Latino Film Festival ~ Illinois, USA

For 31 years, the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC) has hosted the Chicago Latino Film Festival—a two-week long film extravaganza showing over 100 films around the city. read more about the festival >

Living Quechua will screen on two days, each time before The Hand That Feeds. more >

Monday, April 20, 2015
AMC River East 21 Theatre

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
AMC River East 21 Theatre

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May Sumak: Quichwa Film Showcase ~ New York, NY

May Sumak: Quichwa Film Showcase is an event series featuring three days of Quechua/Kichwa film screenings and discussions throughout New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, & Queens). Join us for a celebration of indigenous and community filmmaking in the Quechua languages spoken throughout the Andes and New York.

This evening will feature four short films that represent the diversity of Quichwa filmmaking in North and South America: Runasimiwan Kawsay/Living Quechua (US, 2014) by Christine Mladic Janney, Wanchaq - Pacha Tinku (Peru, 2007), by Erick Aquino Montoro, Naupaq Chullpa (Bolivia, 2013) by Docuandantes, and Ay Taquicgu (Ecuador, 1991) by Alberto Muenala. Screenings will be followed by a discussion with Alberto Muenala, Frida Muenala, and Christine Mladic Janney, and a reception.

This community screening is free and open to the public.

Panamericana: Quichwa Filmmaking in the Americas
Friday, March 27, 2015
Lehman College, East Dining Room of the Music Building,
250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY 10468 (map)

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22nd Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival ~ California, USA

Hosted by the Media Arts Center San Diego, the San Diego Latino Film Festival has grown exponentially since it was started in 1993, but has stayed true to its original mission: to challenge the historical exclusion of under-represented communities from the media arts field, and distorted images of these communities by mainstream media. Living Quechua will screen alongside a stellar collection of shorts in a program titled ¡Viva Mujeres!

¡Viva Mujeres! Feature Showcase
Friday, March 20, 2015
AMC Fashion Valley 18, 7037 Friars Road, San Diego CA 92108 (map)

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Immigrant Women: Sharing Our Voices Through Film Event ~ Maspeth, Queens, NYC

New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) is hosting a new film event series throughout NYC titled Immigrant Women: Sharing Our Voices Through Film. The first event of the series will screen three short documentaries that share the theme of Activism.

Living Quechua will screen alongside Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor, which exposes the obstacles Judith and her fellow immigrant vendors face while also revealing her aspirations as a worker, mother, activist and community organizer. The third film of the evening, Claiming Our Voice, looks at how South Asian immigrant women support each other and collectively organize against exploitative work conditions.

This community screening is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Maspeth Town Hall, 5337 72nd Street, Flushing, NY (map)

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Community Screening at Ossining High School ~ Ossining, New York

We are very excited to screen Runasimiwan Kawsay at Ossining High School. We have been invited by the incredible ESL teacher Barb Knowles, who has been working ot help the high school's large Kichwa-speaking population feel included and valued at the school. While it will be in the school auditorium, the greater Ossining community is welcome to attend.

This community screening is free and open to the public. Ossining High School will be providing free babysitting as an option for parents with small children.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Ossining High School, 29 S. Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562 (map)

Antropofest Film Festival ~ Prague, Czech Republic
International Premiere

Founded by graduates of social anthropology programs, the 6th annual Antropofest Film Festival features films with anthropological themes made by established filmmakers and students from around the world. For the 2015 festival, which will run from January 29—February 1, the team has selected 15 films that portray a range of characters and topics, from a participatory film workshop project exploring honey production and consumption in Angola, to the portrait of an herbalist working in the Sinai desert.

January 29—February 1, 2015
Frantiska Krizka 15, 170 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival ~ Washington DC
Washington DC Premiere

The Society for Visual Anthropology's Film Festival screens work by students, professional anthropologists, and professional filmmakers at the American Anthropological Association's annual conference. The 2014 festival will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington DC from December 3—December 7. This festival is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
2:45pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington DC

Margaret Mead Film Festival ~ New York City, USA
World Premiere

We are ecstatic to announce that Living Quechua will have its world premiere at the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival! Now in its 38th year, the Margaret Mead Film Festival is the longest running showcase for international documentaries in the US. We couldn't be happier to have been selected, and can't wait to start sharing our film with the world. Make sure you also check out the many other amazing films that are part of the festival—from October 23-26, 44 films will be shown in theaters at the American Museum of Natural History, which is located on the west side of Central Park in New York City. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00pm - 2:00pm
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th Street, New York City
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