Film Screening: Films by Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez

Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez

March 13 2024

Event Description

Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez is an artist from the Indigenous Mapuche community in Chile whose work explores the social landscape, history, culture, and worldview of his people. His films use a variety of approaches to engage with, activate, and preserve Indigenous traditions and foster understanding. Kuifi ül (Ancient Sound) enacts the healing and awakening power of the trutruka, a traditional wind instrument. Trankal Küra presents a dance of resistance on stolen land, while reveries are re-created in Super 8 film and video in Los sueños de la Machi Silvia KallfümanKünü documents the commissioning and construction of a Mapuche ceremonial center, memorial, and place for parliament in Loncoche. It demonstrates the diplomatic prowess of the Mapuche leaders, who won consensus amongst disparate Indigenous communities, a forestry company, and the Chilean architects who helped them design the place.


Presented by the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies.