Indigenous Cultures in film panel discussion & screening of Retablo by Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Peru)


Sunday 27 October
16:00-17:30 and 18:00-19:45

Cultural Center Caisa (Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki)


The Latin American Film Festival Cinemaissí organizes a panel discussion on Indigenous Cultures on Sunday 27 October at 16:00-17:30 at Cultural Center Caisa (Kaikukatu 4).

The discussion is followed at 18:00-19:45 by Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio’s film Retablo (Peru, 2017). 



CINEMA IN CONVERSATION: Indigenous Cultures in film


How is the representation of Indigenous cultures in cinema evolving? What is the importance of cultural production in the preservation of indigenous languages and traditions? Can film affect the status of indigenous communities?


Welcome to a discussion about the representation of Indigenous cultures in film. Panelists will discuss and compare the contexts of Finland and Latin America.

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The discussion if open and free of charge.


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RETABLO / Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio, Peru, 2017
Language: Quechua (subtitles in English)


After the discussion, Cinemaissi is proud to screen a peruvian film, Retablo, an indigenous language film.


Segundo Paucar, a 14-year-old boy wants to become a master story-box maker just like his father to carry on with the family legacy. On his way to a community celebration in the Andes, Segundo accidentally observes his father in a situation that shatters his whole world. Trapped in a chauvinistic environment, Segundo will try to deal in silence with all that is happening to him.


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Tickets: 9,50 / 8,00 €.




The Indigenous Cultures in film discussion event is part of Cinemaissí's ‘Cinema in Conversation’ talks series that deep dives into four broad themes reflected in Cinemaissí festival's film selection: LGBTQ+, feminism, youth movements and indigenous cultures.

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23-27 October, Helsinki


15 films from 10 Latin American countries.

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"This year, the Latin American Film Festival Cinemaissí casts light on the transgression and the battle of the so-called minorities that raise their voices and demand to be heard." - Carlos Marroquin, Artistic Director