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Ritual Encounter: The Danzaq in Huacaña
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directed by Ana Uriarte, fl. 1990; produced by TV Cultura (Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 1998), 40 mins
Scissors dancers act as the intermediaries between the people of the Peruvian Andes and the gods of the mountains. Attributed supernatural powers, they are surrounded by a halo of mystery. The dance itself requires a long physical and spiritual preparation. Our "ethnographic" documentary shows the "dansaq" or danc...
directed by Ana Uriarte, fl. 1990; produced by TV Cultura (Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 1998), 40 mins
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Self Defence
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directed by Maria Elena Planas, fl. 2002; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Brighton, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2002), 28 mins
With the Shining Path guerilla movement in decline, the Peruvian government set up a Commission for Peace and Reconciliation to hear the testimonies of those who had suffered in the war. Shot in 2002, and framed by the Commission's hearings in Ayacucho, this film follows one of the witnesses back to her village in...
directed by Maria Elena Planas, fl. 2002; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Brighton, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2002), 28 mins
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