Bursting Lima’s film bubble: Women in the contemporary nonfiction filmic scene in Peru

Isabel Seguí

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Abstract / Description of output

Women-led documentary projects in Peru have been in place since the 1970s. In the twenty-first century, Peruvian female documentary makers continue creating and sustaining the nonfiction film scene. Moreover, women’s participation and leadership have risen due to easier access to technology, training, increase in exhibition spaces, and a broader context of feminist affirmation. This chapter examines two examples of independent nonfiction film modes of production by women: Diana Castro, creative producer of films and festivals, and Lorena Best, director, teacher, and organizer. The contexts within which they work are presented as creative emancipatory habitats that propose and endow a nonhierarchical film culture alternative to commercial and art film logics, as well as to traditionally male-dominated cinephilic paradigms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeruvian Cinema of the Twenty-First Century
Subtitle of host publicationDynamic and Unstable Grounds
EditorsCynthia Vich, Sarah Barrow
Place of PublicationCham: Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030525125
ISBN (Print)9783030525118
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Peruvian Cinema
  • women's cinema
  • documentary


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