Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez in conversation with Natalia Brizuela

Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez and Natalia Brizuela

March 14, 2024

Event Description

Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez is an artist from the Indigenous Mapuche community in Chile whose work explores his people’s social landscape, history, culture, and worldview. His films use a variety of approaches to engage with, activate, and preserve Indigenous traditions and foster understanding.

In Professor Natalia Brizuela’s seminar, Huichaqueo will broadly discuss his work and Mapuche cinema.


Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez is a filmmaker, artist, curator of memory garments, and a professor at the University of Concepción. His films have been showcased in Chilean and international venues, including the Mother Tongue Film Festival at the Smithsonian, ImagineNATIVE in Toronto, Museo Reina Sofía, and the 11th Berlin Biennale.

Natalia Brizuela is the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Chair and Professor in the Departments of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese at UC Berkeley. Her work focuses on photography, film and contemporary art, critical theory and aesthetics of both Spanish America and Brazil.