CineLatino: Wiñaypacha (Eternity)

Directed by Oscar Catacora (Peru, 2017)

Part of the Fall 2019 CineLatino Series

October 30, 2019


Wiñaypacha is the first film shot entirely in Aymara, an indigenous language spoken by Aymara people in Peru and Bolivia. Incorporating and expressing the intricacies of Aymara language and cosmology, Wiñaypacha depicts the story of an elderly couple named Willka and Phaxsi (Sun and Moon). Amidst the backdrop of the captivating and rugged Andes mountains, they wait for their son who has left for the city. 86 minutes. Aymara with English subtitles.

“Óscar Catacora…wants to convey messages that are important to him and to the Aymara people: the value of family, respect for the elderly, and the Peruvian government’s neglect of indigenous people despite the fact that they make up a quarter of the nation’s population.” —  David Wallechinsky, World Film Reviews

Wiñaypacha Eternity trailer