Awarded a commendation for the Richard Werbner Prize for Visual Ethnography, at the 2019 RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film
Horror in the Andes is a film about three friends and their journey making a horror movie in the small town of Ayacucho in the Peruvian Andes. This documentary film is based on research conducted by Martha-Cecilia Dietrich at the University of Bern, in which she explores how Peruvian filmmakers have resorted to horror fiction as a means to render and discuss contemporary social issues with local audiences. Martha's film looks at the genre of horror films as both artistic practice and social critique. It follows a horror film in the making and tells the story of a friendship held together by a passion for filmmaking.
Director: Martha-Cecilia Dietrich
Producer: Andy Lawrence
Camera: Jose Luis Fajardo
Sound: Martha-Cecilia Dietrich / Jose Luis Fajardo
Editing: Martha-Cecilia Dietrich
Additional editing and finishing: Andy Lawrence
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