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Opening Spotlight: Pachamama

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Feature Canada, France, Luxembourg | East Coast Premiere
Animation, Juan Antin; 2018, 72 min

Recommended ages: 5+
In English

Tepulpai’s your average kid—headstrong and a bit naughty. It may seem unusual that he has a pet armadillo and wants to be a shaman, but not if you live in the ancient Peruvian Andes like he and his wise friend Naïra do. The two embark on a young heroes’ quest to locate their community’s stolen treasure, and must confront the Inca and newly arrived Spanish to retain their indigenous ways. With a vibrantly-hued palette and Pre-Colombian soundtrack of ancient flutes and condor wings, Pachamama exuberantly celebrates nature, culture, and community.

The screening on February 24th will be followed by a Q&A with the director Juan Antin

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