Guañape Sur

János Richter

Italy/Peru, Documentary, 2010
23 min, HDCAM, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Guañape Sur is a barren rock island off the coast of Peru. No soil, no water. Nothing grows there. Around its shores, a restricted area has been established. The island serves hundreds of thousands of sea birds as a breeding ground. A war has been fought over guano. And even during peacetime, harvesting it from the sharp rock is a brutal fight. Everything on the island is done by hand. The beautiful cinematography contrasts with its subject matter, and leaves the viewer impressed by the landscape and the workers' experiences. Guañape Sur has previously screened around the world, including at the prestigious Hot Docs and IDFA.

Regional Premiere

Janos_RichterProducer: János Richter
Production Companies: ZeLIG
Screenwriter: János Richter
Cinematographer: Jakob Stark
Editor: János Richter
Sound Design: János Richter

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Wednesday, April 25 - 4:00 PM

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