- Friday, May 27, 2016
- Reception at 6 pm
- Screening 7pm
- Pre-sale $10, Door $12
- Theatre and Lobby (1st Floor)
“The Caravan” is an event featuring a collection of 5 short documentaries and photography about life along the coast of Northern Peru. From the memories and realities of the participants, we are shown how pollution, climate change, and community fortitude have become daily experiences in this shifting landscape.
The film is segmented by chapters. “The Catch” embarks on one fisherman’s day out at sea as he explains the practice of responsible fishing and laments the petroleum industry’s effect on marine habitats and his family’s subsistence. “Waste” characterizes the common experiences of villages without potable water sources or sewage systems, but few sit so close to the iconic and ecologically diverse Seal Island. “Portraits from the Shore” are snapshots of women in the isolated village of La Islilla, who maintain the land and community while the men are absent at sea. “In Her Shoes” is the story of a woman who works from dawn ’til dusk, admiring the sea from afar since her profession had to be sacrificed in order to support her children. “From the Ground up” takes place in a shipyard where the tradition of constructing wooden vessels is still practiced by proud artisans.
Join us in experiencing our world and the problems facing the environment through another set of eyes.
DOCUPERU is a non-profit organization based in Lima, which has sought to share the power of audio visual communication in order to better represent the presently muted voices of small communities. For the past 12 years, DOCUPERU has been fighting for the rights of the underprivileged to be seen and heard. The Caravan is an annual project that maps out a route which brings free workshops in video production, photography, drawing, and mural painting to the people.