Closing Night Film: I Still Am / Sigo siendo (Kachkaniraqmi)

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Event Cinemas George St Sydney

Documentary | Javier Corcuera | Peru / Spain | 2013 | 120 min 

Kachkaniraqmi is a Quechua expression that means ‘I continue being, I still am’. Javier Corcuera’s documentary, I Still Am (Kachkaniraqmi), invites us to delve deeply into very unique and distinct worlds in this celebration of Peru’s rich musical heritage.

A tale divided in three parts – Ayacucho (the Andes), Amazonia (the jungle) and the Coast (Lima, the city) – where they continue to sing in their native language and preserve a unique way of playing their instruments. I Still Am captures the country’s most beautiful and distant locations without turning its back to some of its most pressing social and economic problems.

Spanish / Quechua / Shipibo with English subtitles
Persons under the age of 15 can be allowed to the screenings only if in the company of an adult or parent or guardian
Following the film, join us for our Closing Night Fiesta at Goodgod Small Club as we celebrate Peruvian music with some of Sydney’s best musicians!

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Director_javier-corcueraJavier Corcuera studied cinema in Peru, then he earned a degree in Image Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid. He made himself known with his first full-length film “The back of the world” a movie which recollects three stories about violations of human rights in USA, Turkey and Peru. This film won the International Review´s Prize at San Sebastian´s Film Festival (2000) and the OCIC Prize at Havana´s New Latin American Cinema Festival. With his second full-length film “The Guerrilla of Memory” (2002) he jumped back to the past and depict a forgotten part of the Spanish history. The story of a group of men and women who refused to accept defeat once the Civil War was finished and took to the Spanish mountains, where they continued their fight against Franco.
In 2004 he joined forces with another four directors to make his next film, “In the World, Every Time”. Five stories about childhood in five different places of the world. His next full-length film, “Winter in Bagdad” (2005), filmed before and after the north American occupation in Irak, has been awarded the following prizes (among others): Best Documentary Film in the Spanish Cinema Festival of Malaga (2005), Best Documentary Film in the Latin Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005).
With his next film “Invisibles” in which he did “The voice of stones” chapter about the inner war in Colombia, he was awarded the Spanish Cinema Academy´s Goya Prize. Javier Corcuera has done documentaries for the television as “Condemned to the Row”, “ Doñana: Memory of a Disaster” and “Chiapas: The rebels speak”. His last work as director and film writer is the musical documentary “Check Point Rock: Songs from Palestine”: A musical trip through Palestine.
Since 2003, Javier Corcuera is the director of  Festival Internacional de Cine del Sahara.

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Winner: 2013 Lima Film Festival – Best Documentary