Peru


 Documentary films


Burden of dreams . Les Blank, Maureen Gosling. Janus Films, Home Vision Entertainment, 1982, 2004. DVD. Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's “Fitzcarraldo.”

Conquistadors . Michael Wood. PBS, BBC, 2001. VHS. Four part series on the discovery of the Americas by the Spanish conquistadors and the subsequent fall of the Aztec and Inca empires.

Empire of the sun . Discovery Channel, Granada Media, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2001. VHS. Conquistadors series, Pizarro’s conquest of the Incas.

The fall of Fujimori . Ellen Perry. Cinema Libre Studio, 2005, 2006. DVD. Covers Fujimori’s election and presidency.

Great Inca rebellion.  Warner Home Video, 2007.  DVD. 

A hazy transparency . Shaun McCanna. Flamingo Productions, Inc., Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002. VHS. Discusses the OAS involvement in Peru’s 2000 elections.

Hidden internment: the Art Shibayama story . Casey Peek, Irum Shiekh. Peek Media, Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, Progressive Films, 2004. DVD. Reveals the history of the Japanese Latin American Internment through the life story of Art Shibayama, who was taken from Peru in 1944.

Inca rebellion . Discovery Channel, Granada Media, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2001. VHS. Conquistadors series, Manco Capac’s rebellion against Pizarro.

The Incas.  WGBH Boston Video, 1980, 2003. VHS. Examines the work of three archaeologists currently excavating in Peru for clues to the Inca way of life during the 16th century.

The Incas. Public Broadcasting Associates, 1980, 1995. VHS. Describes Inca civilization.

Italia y Perú, desde esta orilla . Congreso de la República del Perú, [2001?]. VHS. Italian immigration to Peru.

The last of the Incas. Lex Fletcher. 1979. VHS. Discusses the social organization and art of the Incas and shows the lost city of Machu Picchu.

Legacy of the Incas. Gottfied Kirchner. Films for the Humanities, 1989, 1990. VHS. Describes Inca civilization.

Mamita Candelaria . Luís Figueroa, Juan Ossio. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Instituto Riva-Agüero, Proyecto de Preservación de la Música Tradicional Indígena, 1996, 1997. VHS. Festivals in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria filmed in Puno in 1996.

Metal y melancolia / Metal and melancholy . Heddy Honigmann. LAVA, 1993. VHS. A journey through the art of survival with taxi-drivers of Lima, Peru.

Miss Universo en el Peru: Lima, julio 1982 / Miss Universe in Peru. Women Make Movies, 1986. VHS. Contrasts event with reality of Peruvian women’s lives.

Mystery of the Inca mummy. National Geographic, 1996. VHS. Study of Inca funeral rites.

Ojos que si ven: el cine de Lombardi / Within sight: the cinema of Lombardi . José Luis Ridoutt Polar. Detour Films, Latin American Video Archive, 2003. VHS. Documentary on Peru’s internationally recognized feature filmmaker.

Papapapá . Alex Rivera. Latin American Video Archive, 1995. VHS. Documents the immigration of the director’s father and the potato from Peru to the United States.

Pavements of gold . Steve Bradshaw. Bullfrog Films, 2001. VHS. Looks at rural-urban migration in Lima, Peru.

Peru: rage of hunger . Carmen Sarmiento. Video Spots and Associates, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1992, 1997. VHS. Women of Latin America series.

Ritual encounter: the danzaq in Huacaña . TV Cultura, 1998. DVD. Quechua dance.

Soy andina. Lucuma Films, 2008. DVD. Documentary about two New York-based dancers who return to Peru to reconnect with their roots and dance.

State of fear. New Day Films, 2005. DVD. Peru’s Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación.

Tales from the global economy: the cappuccino trail. Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2001, 2002. VHS. The marketing of Peruvian coffee.

Tambogrande: mangos, murder, mining.  Ernesto Cabellos, Stephanie Boyd.  First Run/Icarus Films, 2007.  DVD.  Follows the epic five year struggle of farmers and residents to oppose the multi-national corporation Manhattan Minerals in Peru.   

Terror and counter-terror: can democracy survive? Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1995. VHS. Impact of Sendero Luminoso on democracy in Peru.

Tesoros sin fronteras: tejiendo el Corredor de Conservación Vilcabamba-Amboró. 2004. VHS. The Corredor is in Bolivia and Peru.

Villa El Salvador: a desert dream.  Cinema Guild, 1989, 2008.  DVD.  The story of Peru's Villa El Salvador, one of Latin America's best organized squatter settlements.


Feature Films


Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes / Aguirre, wrath of God . Werner Herzog. New Yorker Video, 1973, 1991, 2000. VHS, DVD.

Alias, La Gringa . Alberto Durant. Perfo Studio, S.A., Channel Four Television, Facets Video, 1991, 1994. VHS.

La boca del lobo / The lion’s den . Francisco Lombardi. Cinevista Video, 1988, 1990. VHS.

Ciudad de M / City of M. Felipe Degregori. Torre de Babel Producciones, 2000, 2002. DVD.

La ciudad y los perros / The city and the dogs . Francisco Lombardi, José Watanabe, Mario Vargas Llosa. Inca Films, Condor Video, 1985, 1987. VHS.

Coca mama. Marianne Eyde. Kusi Films, LAVA, 2004. VHS.

Coraje . Alberto Durant, Beatriz de la Gándara. Agua Dulce Films, LAVA, 1998. VHS.

El destino no tiene favoritos / Destiny has no favorites . Alvaro Velarde. Wellspring Media, 2003, 2005. DVD.

Dias de Santiago / Days of Santiago . Josué Méndez. Chullachaki Producciones, Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2004. DVD.

Doble juego . Alberto Durant. Venevisión International, 2004, 2005. DVD.

Fitzcarraldo . Werner Herzog. Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., 1982, 1983, 1999. VHS, DVD.

Gregorio . María Barea. Grupo Chaski, LAVA, 1982, 1984. VHS.

Juliana . Fernando Espinoza, Alejandro Legaspi. Grupo Chaski ZDF, LAVA, 1988. VHS.

La muralla verde / The green wall . Armando Robles Godoy. Amaru Producciones Cinematográficas del Perú, Facets Video, 1970, 1990. VHS.

No se lo digas a nadie / Don't tell anyone. Jaime Bayly, Francisco J. Lombardi. Inca Films, S.A., 1998, 2000. DVD.

Paloma de papel . Fabrizio Aguilar. Luna Llena Films, ICAIC, Venevision International, 2003. DVD.

Pantaleón y las visitadoras . Francisco J. Lombardi , Mario Vargas Llosa. America Producciones, Producciones Inca Films, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 1999, 2003. DVD.

Qamasan Warmi: la vida de Gregoria Apaza . El Centro de Promoción de la Mujer Gregoria Apaza, 1993. VHS.

Tinta roja / Red ink . Francisco J. Lombardi. Tornasol Films, América Producciones, Producciones Inca Films,V enevision International, 2000. DVD.

Todos somos estrellas . Felipe Degregori. Torre De Babel Producciones Cinematográficas, Facets Video, 1993, 1996. VHS.

La vida es una sola / You only live once . Marianne Eyde, Gladys Taipe. International Media Resource Exchange, 1992. VHS.