Por fin parió Paula
It's About Time, Paula

Patricia Alvarez Astacio, Christopher Newman

Peru, Music Documentary, 2011
8 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

In the urban music scene of Lima, Peru's capital city, only five percent of musicians are women. Traditionally Peruvian families do not encourage their daughters to seriously pursue music because they consider it to be unfeminine and unstable. Amidst this male-dominated musical environment, a group of professional women have come together to create an all-women percussion ensemble called Parió Paula. Por fin parió Paula reveals how these women are discovering power and creativity through percussion. As they overcome their insecurities about playing music they develop a strong community of women unlike anything they have experienced before.

World Premiere




Producer: Adele Fournet
Production Companies: Pacific Line Productions
Cinematographer: Christopher Newman, Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Editor: Christopher Newman, Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Music: Adele Fournet and Parió Paula

Print Source: Christopher Newman, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Friday, April 27 - 12:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)