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
Currently touring film festivals and conferences worldwide
The Swiss School of Latin American Studies (SSLAS) – Workshop “Héroes y pueblos” / “Heroes and the people” University of Bern, Switzerland, 14-15 December 2018
RAI film festival, UK – official selection (special interest) commendation for Richard Werbner Award, 27-30 March 2019 (Premier)
Vision du Reel, France – Media Library Selection, 5-13 April 2019
South Film and Arts Academy Festival, Chile, June 2019
IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress "World Solidarities" audiovisual programme in Poznan, Poland, 27-31. August 2019
Oaxaca Film festival, Mexico 4-10. October 2019
SVA Film festival, USA, San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, 20-24. November 2019