Who will continue the tradition for the rain to come?
In the dry Andean plateau of Bolivia, the people of the town of Quillacas celebrate the tradition of the UMATURKA, to call for clouds and rain. The ancient rituals are performed to keep the delicate balance between life and environment.
UMATURKA: The Call of the Water Documentary, by Giovanna Miralles and Peter Wilkin, depicts the reality of a community’s continuation of their tradition, in a modern world where life and survival depends on water.
The profits from ticket sales and donations made on the night will fund the production of educational materials promoting the importance of eco-cultural knowledge to protect the environment and water sources, such as the Andes. This material will form an integral part of a permanent installation of the documentary at the Quillacas’ Museum, Bolivia, South America.
Giovanna Miralles is a Bolivian Independent filmmaker, artist, and writer.
Dr. Peter Wilkin is an environmental anthropologist, specialist of knowledge transmission and Latin America.
Doors open at 6pm, presentation starts at 6.30 pm. 9 pm close.
Refreshments available, cash bar.
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The screening will take place on the 2nd floor of the gallery, accessible by stairs only.