The Gift of Pachamama
Pachamama no okurimono
Color : Color
Screening Format : 35mm
Screen Size : American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing : Stereo
[ Directed by ] MATSUSHITA Toshifumi
[ Produced by ]
[ Cast ]
- Christian HUAYGUA Nino "Kunturi"
- Luis MAMANI Nino "Quri"
- Faniy MOSQUES Nina " Ulala"
- Francisco GUTIERREZ Padre "Sauci"
[ Staff ]
- MATSUSHITA Toshifumi Screenplay
- Gustavo SOTO Cinematography
- Guillermo RUIZ Cinematography
- Carlos CRESPO Cinematography
- Cesar Perez HURTADO Cinematography
- MATSUSHITA Toshifumi Editor
- Luzmila CARPIO Music
- KOMORI Keiko Executive Producer
[ Production Company ]
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
[ Story ]
The first dramatic feature a.k.a. Pachamama by New York-based documentary producer Matsushita Toshifumi, filmed in Bolivia over the course of six years. The film depicts the unaffected lives of indigenous people against the grand expanse of nature at the Salar de Uyuni salt flats. The film has shown at many film festivals, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, where it won the new director and best cinematography awards. Andean folk music, including songs by the leading Bolivian singer Luzmila Carpio, is one major source of the film's appeal.
The salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni stretch to the horizon. Kunturi (Christian Huaygua), a young boy of the indigenous Quecha people, spends his days here, physically poor but rich in spirit. Facing the deaths of family members and friends, and learning the lessons of "Pachamama" (Mother Earth) in his daily life, he gradually grows into a young man. Then his father, Sauci (Francisco Gutierrez), decides to take him on his first salt caravan.
[ Official Site ]
[ Film Festivals, Awards ]
LOLA KENYA SCREEN 2009 Best Children Right Award
10th HBO NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATIN FILM FESTIVAL2009 Audience Award
CERO LATITUD FILM FESTIVAL, ECUADOR2009 Semilla Award(Mention Sepecial) Signs Award(Mention Especial
LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIAL,NETHERLANDS2009 Best Free Production
27th MINEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL2009 Jury Prize; Emerging Director & Best Cinematography
5th COWICHAN INTERNATIONAL ABORIGINAL FILM FESTIVAL2009 Best Director Award
WASHINGTON DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2009 Grand Jury Award: Best Feature Film
IX FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE Y VIDEO DE LOS PUEBLOS 2008 Special Audience Award 2008
[ Contact (International) ]
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