October 16 through 30 ,2020
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU is proud to sponsor the 5th Annual May Sumak Quichwa Film Showcase. May Sumak is a community-led initiative of 3 days of film screenings and workshops centered on the Quechua, Kichwa, and Andean diaspora.
About the event:
May Sumak is an initiative led by Andean-based communities and organizations working to strenghten our self-representation of stories and histories with diverse audiences. Our goal is to inspire Andean peoples of the diaspora to harness the power of their experiences to create art through media-making. From this foundation of culture and community, May Sumak manifests as a trilingual traveling film showcase featuring three days of film screenings, discussions, and workshops revolving around Quechua/Kichwa in the Americas.
In 2019, May Sumak embodied its self-definition as a “traveling film showcase” by dreaming beyond borders and screening films in six different locations between two different countries within the Andean diaspora (Ecuador/USA). This year, due to COVID-19, May Sumak will not be traveling anywhere physically, however, we intend to do so virtually. We strive to continue making May Sumak as accessible as possible for our ayllus in and out of territory through virtual screenings, discussions, workshops, and performances. All this said, this year’s showcase intends to be our most accessible showcase to date! We look forward to continuing with our mission and working to make May Sumak a place for our ayllus to call home.
Day 2: Ayllukunamanta Yuyay | Memories of Community | Memorias de comunidad
Films that speak to the continuity of relationships across migratory realities. Películas que hablan de la continuidad de las relaciones a través de las realidades migratorias
8:00 pm ET: Welcome | Bienvenida
8:15 pm ET: Shorts Program | Cortometrajes
Bronx Llaktamanta (Ecuador, USA, 5 min) - Doris Loayza
Quechua in Seattle (Peru, USA, 6 min) - Chaska Rojas-Bottger
Manos Obreros (Bolivia, USA, 5 min) - Jennifer Albaracin
Kikinyari (Ecuador, 8 min) - Sairy Tupac Gualan
Katary (Ecuador, Venezuela, 18 min) - Esteban Lema
9:00 pm ET: Q&A with filmmakers Doris Loayza & Chaska Rojas-Bottger, moderated by the Quechua Collective.
May Sumak is free and open to the general public. This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) event, interpretation will be available. To see our full program, please visit our website.
This program has received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. May Sumak is also sponsored by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, New York University.