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Icaro Project: Get to know the Peruvian platform that promotes community cinema in native languages

Lima, March 18, 2022Updated on 03/18/2022 03:07 pm

According to figures from the Ministry of Education, in Peru there are 48 native languages, 21 classified as languages ​​in danger of disappearing. Faced with this situation, born ICARO Project with the participatory web portal www.territorioaudiovisual.pea space for the promotion and compilation of all kinds of films made in native languages.

In this virtual and free platform, the promotion and collection of audiovisual materials made in native languages ​​of Peru is sought. The presentation of the “ICARO Project” will take place on March 17 at 7 pm with the screening of 8 short films in the Robles Godoy room of the Ministry of Culture.

“The short films that we will present are recorded in different original languages ​​such as Matses, Awajun or Shipibo and were produced through 2 workshops in coordination with organizations of indigenous students of different cultural origins”, said Daniel Martínez Quintanilla, coordinator and founder of the project, through a statement.

The web is a free and collaborative platform promoted by the ICARO Project in order to promote and compile films and short films in native languages, an alternative to make cultural diversity visible through cinema, understanding the traditions and challenges that make up the worldview of all the towns in the country.

Likewise, Martínez assured that the objective of the platform is, with the help of national production companies, to create an interactive database that allows visualization of audiovisual works, for their dissemination and promotion.

  • The project was founded between 2015 and 2016 with the volunteer work of a team of documentary filmmakers, who invest up to 5 weeks a year to carry out workshops and film screenings in communities.
  • Audiovisual Territory is a non-profit initiative that plans to compile more than 300 films and short films by the end of March 2022.

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Source: Elcomercio

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