The Endless Battle Series 1

  • Documentary, Short
  • 5 Episodes

The Endless Battle (1 hour, 26 min)

We have invited filmmaker Fernando Vílchez to curate a series of UK premiere short films around his work I Can Only Show you the Color; commemorating the bicentennial of Peru’s independence in 2021.

“In July, 2021 Peru will be two hundred years old as a sovereign nation, and yet the struggles of the past remain more current than ever. Cinema has not been excluded to this social concern. The documentary field became the freest and most radical terrain of our creativity. This selection of recent short films raises a self-portrait of a country that is always convulsed, contradictory but, at the same time, fiercely optimistic.” Fernando Vílchez

Available in UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Latin-America (from 22nd April 6PM to 2nd May 11.59PM).

  • 14N
  • I Can Only Show you the Color
  • Constitutionally born to protect you
  • Mother Rain
  • Re(v)bela

Episodes

9m
14N

Peru, November 14th, 2020. A day of unparalleled outrage. The cities are under siege and the streets are full of rage. In the midst of confinement, paranoia and uncertainty, the desire to destroy everything explodes in the midst of an international political and health crisis.

Directed by Diego Vargas

26m
I can only show you the color

border to Ecuador, a mining company forces their way into the depths of the forest to search for mineral resources. They do this with the government’s permission, but without consent from the indigenous people, the Awajun natives who live there. Known for their fearlessness, the Awajun stand up to the invaders. But in the fight for their land they are brutally struck down by the government. Violence breeds counter-violence. Years later, young natives learn to use video cameras and start to follow the trail of violence.

Directed by Fernando Vílchez Rodríguez

2m
Constitutionally born to protect you

In 2020 many Peruvians protest in the streets for the removal of Martin Vizcarra. Creating a violent division between the police and the people.

Directed by Alejandro Murillo

17m
Mother Rain

Mamapara is a documentary short film in which the director portrays his mother of Quechua descent in a distant Peruvian city. The movie happens during a day in the life of Peruvian city. The movie happens during a day in the life of this woman, with her stories, memories and her pain. This woman, with her stories, memories and her pain.

Directed by Alberto Flores Vilca

33m
Re(v)bela

A group of filmmakers invites three women to lunch. Each of them will share an experience that marked them Each of them will share an experience that marked them deeply, building a choral story about the contradictions and deeply, building a choral story about the contradictions and imaginations after having gone through violence. Imaginations after having gone through violence.

Directed by Nicole Hurtado Céspedes