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Sunday, October 26 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm
¡Kachkaniraqmi! (I'm Still)

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Javier Corcuera

2013 | 120 mins | Spain, Peru

New York Premiere

"¡Kachkaniraqmi!” is a greeting among old friends in Ayacucho Quechua (a Peruvian dialect), is roughly translatable as “I am still here!” It’s an expression of inner stability, perhaps a bit of machismo, and perseverance against the odds through a long and winding life. The film, which explores the musical traditions in every nook and cranny of Peru, formally reflects its catchphrase: through all the social and economic struggles of the nation, through rugged mountains, idyllic rain forests, and the bustling streets of Lima, the human musical spirit remains constant. The mise-en-scène is stunning, aspiring to capture the whole of a diverse nation in only two hours. Filmmaker Javier Corcuera was born in raised in Peru but spent the last thirty years in Spain, lending the film a sense of journey to the source.

Sunday October 26, 2014 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Linder Theater American Museum of Natural History

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