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Return to the Andes

A Peruvian woman in NYC returns to her birthplace after 20 years — and ends up running for mayor.
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Genre
Contemporary Issues, Politics, and Culture
Synopsis

After living in New York City for 20 years, Nelida Silva (from Soy Andina) returns again to her Peru birthplace — this time with a dream of helping rural women start businesses. That’s a daunting challenge in the Andes, where many women are marginalized. But few things deter Nelida, and she succeeds in organizing cooperatives around skills like weaving and quinoa. Then the unexpected happens — she’s invited to run for mayor by a new political party. Fed up with the region's decline and corruption, she accepts the challenge. Can she become the first woman to win, running on a platform of sustainable development and anti-corruption?

Stage
finished
Running time
48 minutes

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Production Details

Prod. Co.
Lucuma Films
Country
Peru
Years of Production
2014-2018
Locations
Ancash, Peru; Lima, Peru; New York City

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Language
Spanish, English, Quechua
Subtitles
English and Spanish

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