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Por Fin Parió Paula (It's About Time Paula!)

A group of young Peruvian women start their own all-female percussion ensemble against all odds

Videos

Por Fin Parió Paula Teaser

Overview

Genre
Culture, Music, Social Issues, Society, and Portrait
Synopsis

In the urban music scene of Lima, Peru’s capital city, only five percent of musicians are women. Traditionally Peruvian families do not encourage their daughters to seriously pursue music because they consider it to be unfeminine and unstable. Amidst this male-dominated musical environment, a group of professional women have come together to create an all-women percussion ensemble called Parió Paula. Por Fin Parió Paula reveals how these women are discovering power and creativity through percussion. As they overcome their insecurities about playing music they develop a strong community of women unlike anything they have experienced before.

Stage
finished

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Pacific Line Productions
Country
Peru
Years of Production
1
Locations
Lima, Peru

Distribution Details

Festivals
Poppy Jasper Film Festival 2012, Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2012
Awards
Winner Reel 13 Online Film Contest
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS (WNET Thirteen)
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English

Photos

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