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Cesar Galindo

Pichqa minutukuna ilaqtanchispi wanuqkunamanta + Cholo Soy + Stockholmstango

Followed by a talk with Cesar Galindo and John Sundholm

Pichqa minutukuna ilaqtanchispi wanuqkunamanta (Five minutes for America’s dead)
Cesar Galindo, Sweden 1992, 5 min., 16mm, OV with English subtitles. Languages: Quechuan, Spanish

Cholo Soy (I am an Indian)
Cesar Galindo, Sweden 1992, 5 min., OV with English subtitles. Language: Spanish

Stockholmstango (Stockholm Tango)
Cesar Galindo, Sweden 1995, 58 min., 16mm (Print courtesy: Swedish Film Institute), OV with English subtitles. Languages: Swedish, Spanish

Pichqa minutukuna ilaqtanchispi wanuqkunamanta is dedicated to all the Indian tribes exterminated by Spanish colonial power. The film consists of a single traveling shot. Slowly, all the graves are uncovered while the colonial powers repeat their actions, inviting you to take part in the celebration of the discovery of America. Some of the footage shot for Pichqa minutukuna ilaqtanchispi wanuqkunamanta is used in Cholo Soy but embarks from an empowering perspective. The well-known Peruvian singer Luis Abanto Morales sings the famous song “Cholo Soy” while Galindo provides justice to the Peruvian Indian in a condensed cinematic five minutes blending documentary and fictitious footage. Morales sings: I am an Indian. Don't feel sorry for me. In Stockholmstango Galindo provides us with a uniquely vernacular glimpse of the diverse Latin American diaspora in Stockholm.

Cesar Galindo holds a PhD in architecture but he was not able to pursue his career as an architect after arriving in Sweden and began making films instead. Galindo has shot numerous short films and documentaries, both independent productions and those commissioned for TV. Lately, he has moved to his native Peru. Continuing to make films, he also has completed the first feature film in Quechuan language, Willaq Pirqa. El cine de mi pueblo (2019) which had its premiere at the Lima Film Festival in 2022. Here, it received both the Audience and the Ministry of Culture's Award for Best Film.