CineCita – La mirada de ella
The cinematic journey of CineCita embarked from the pacific coast of Ecuador, passed through the deserts of Peru, up to the highlands of lake Titicaca, and further into Bolivia. On the three-month trip the international team held film screenings and gave workshops on documentary film making in remote villages in the Andes.
The principle goal of CineCita was to democratize the use of audiovisual media and make it accessible to different sectors of society.
The Film Programme
Amplifying Women's Voices Through Film
The short film programme, and made up of different film genres from various countries, focused on women’s perspectives. It was screened free of charge in public places under the starry Andean sky. The audience was often adorned in traditional ponchos and colorful woven hats and for many the cinema experience was a first.
In the classic tradition of Moviemiento, the project was filmed and at every screening a short film presented the previous experiences of the CineCita tour.
Empowering Female Roles
During the one-week workshops which were also free of charge, young women shot their own short documentaries, focussing on stories surrounding their lives. Stunning films were created telling tales from coca farms, shamans and mysterious ancestors, to circus life. They were presented publicly to the village and shown during the following screenings along the road.
The workshops aimed to impart young women with new means to express themselves, to strengthen their place within their community, and advance new perspectives.
(Photos: Nadja Bülow)
Short documentary of the tour (5 min).