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Soy Andina

A New York dancer journeys to Peru to reconnect with roots and "unearth the mystery of dances"

Overview

Genre
Culture, Foreign Worlds, Arts, Anthropology, and Music
Synopsis

The dazzling story of two women raised in different worlds - an immigrant folk dancer from the Andes, and a modern dancer from Queens, NY - who return to Peru to reconnect with roots and an astonishing world of traditional dance and celebration.

After 15 years in New York, Nelida Silva returns to her birthplace in the Andes to fulfill a lifelong dream and host the fiesta patronal — an eight day celebration dance, music, and rituals from Incan times. But Neli’s changed, and so has the village. What’s it like to go back to the Andes when you’ve become a New Yorker?

Meanwhile: Cynthia Paniagua, a dancer raised in Queens by a Peruvian mom, embarks on her own Peruvian journey after meeting Neli — determined to “quench a burning desire to know the real Peru, to unearth the mystery of the dances.” Does she find what she’s looking for? Well, you’ll have to see the movie!

Soy Andina is an exuberant cross-cultural road trip, bursting with traditional music and dance rarely seen outside the co

Stage
finished
Running time
70 and 52 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Lucuma Films
Country
Peru
Years of Production
2001-2007
Locations
Peru, USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Festivals
Dozens, including: Latin Beat at Film Society of Lincoln Center; Chicago Latino FF; Boston Latino FF; Los Angeles Latino FF; Santa Barbara Film Festival; NY Hispanic FF; See http://soyandina.com/calendar for complete list
Awards
Best Director, Two River Film Festival / Latin American Realities
Distribution
Direct Distribution by Lucuma Films to the home, educational and VOD markets; U.S. TV rights: Latino Public Broadcasting
Broadcast (Acq.)
Latino Public Broadcasting, for Voces television Series on PBS stations
Language
English, Spanish
Subtitles
English, Spanish

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