Latin America Solidarity Centre

Focus on Peru (Birr)


8:00 pm - 9:45 pm, 02/05/2017


Tin Jug Studio, Brendan St, Birr

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Near the mountain [Peru/2014/15’] Flynn Donovan

near the mountainArequipa is almost entirely built from a material called SILLAR, a stone comprised of volcanic ash. Starting around the 15th century the Spanish quarried this material and used it exclusively in their architecture. This film follows a very old quarry worker through his day as hecuts and shapes pillar bricks for construction.

Arriba [Peru/2015/8’] Adrián R. Hartill

ArribaA pirate radio reveals the contradictions of ordinary people living above Lima.

Zona Intangible [US/2016/77’] Ann Hedreen and Rustin Thompson

zonaRefugees fleeing the Shining Path terrorists build a new city called Manchay on the edge of Lima, Peru. A gift from an American family funds construction of the city’s first modern health clinic, inspiring other donors to send medical supplies. Against great odds, the clinic has thrived for 13 years.
Award-winning Directors, Ann Hedreen and Rustin Thompson trace the unlikely connection between people of this asentamiento humano ( human settlement), and her great-uncle, a Swedish-American pioneer of the Peruvian fishing industry. The film introduces a network of teachers, volunteers, medical professionals-and one very determined priest who helps these refugees carve a new life from an abondonned gravel pit in one of the world’s population now living in settlements like Manchay, Zona Intangible portrays the challenges facing one such community, and the complex ties between their future and a benefactor they never met.

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Focus on Peru (Birr)