Umaturka “The call of the water”
Screening of the Documentary By:
Giovanna Miralles & Dr. Peter Wilkin
Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 18:30
Joint presentation with the Institute of Latin American Studies Room 22 / 26, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
Tickets: Non-members £8, Members £6, Students (with valid ID) £5 Glass of wine and refreshments included.
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In the Bolivian Andes members of the Aymara community of Quillacas perform an annual ritual to summon rain clouds at the end of the dry season that reflects the ecological co-dependency of the Andes and the Amazonian region. In Umaturka artist, writer and filmmaker Giovanna Miralles and environmental anthropologist Peter Wilkin allow the protagonists in the events to relate a sometimes fraught and contentious narrative. The result is an unsentimental portrait of the reality of an ancient tradition in a modern world. In November 2015 Giovanna and Peter presented the film’s trailer to Anglo-Bolivian Society members and friends who can now enjoy the completed documentary. There will be a stall offering merchandise, the proceeds from which will go towards funding the modification of the museum in Quillacas so the film can be permanently available to the community.