“RIMANA WASI: HOME OF STORIES” AWARDED IN LOCARNO
The short documentary created by a Polish-Peruvian duo was appreciated by the jury of the Open Doors section.
The Locarno Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in the world, alongside Cannes, Venice, and Karlovy Vary. Every year, it is attended by celebrities, industry representatives, and journalists from all over the world. It's one of the most important events on the festival map of the world. This year's edition of the festival took place on 2–12 August.
Considered the best film in the Open Doors section, the documentary by Ximena Malaga Sabogal and Piotr Turlej follows a radio presenter with the nickname Chaska (“Star” in Quechua). Her folk stories reach hundreds of homes on the Altiplano plateau in Peru. Chaska is also a mum of three children and the daughter of an alpaca shepherdess. Her life consists of constant attempts to reconcile family matters with work and dreams, continuous travels between the mountain pastures and the city. Rimana Wasi: Home of Stories is an intimate portrait of Chaska and her daily life. The film is also a tribute to radio as a medium, which remains very popular – even in the farthest corners of the world.
Read more about the Open Doors section here.