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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023


Paz Encina

Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, The Netherlands, USA

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Director's Biography

Paz Encina was born in Asunción and holds a bachelor’s degree in cinematography from the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. Her films have been screened at venues including the Harvard Film Archives, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her feature-length films include Paraguayan Hammock (2005), which opened the Un Certain Regard section of the Festival de Cannes and won the FIPRESCI Prize; Memory Exercises (2016), which won the FICCOCinemex Award for Best Documentary Film at the San Sebastián International Film Festival; and EAMI (2022), which won the Tiger Award from the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Ayoreo, Guaraní
Tue 15 / 22h00 / Musée YSL
Thu 17 /17h00 / Musée YSL

In the presence of the film crew

The Asojá the bird-god-woman of Ayoreo culture, who can transmute her spirit—flies, bringing with her memories of the past, present and future. She was a tiger; she was a plant; she was a jaguar: today, she is Eami, a five-year-old girl whose name means forest and world. She has lost her own kind a people displaced from their shrinking forest home. They have become coñone an Ayoreo word that translates as “insensate,” the term they use to refer to those outside their culture. In a trance, Eami hears the voices of her grandparents and is joined by a lizard, who guides her. He knows she must leave the forest. She must leave everything behind, so she will not die there.

Director : Paz Encina
Producer : Paz Encina, Gabriela Sabaté
Screenwriter : Paz Encina
Cinematographer : Guillermo Saposnik
Editor : Jordana Berg
Sound : Javier Umpierrez
Music : Joraine Picaneria, Fernando Velázquex Vezzetti

Anel Picanerai, Curia Chiquejno Etacoro, Ducubaide Chiquenoi, Basui Picanerai Etacore, Lucas Etacori

Production Company : Silencio Cine
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Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, The Netherlands, USA






Ayoreo, Guaraní