Hello festival friends,
If you can’t get enough of Latin American film, we have a great opportunity for you. Right now, Calvin College professor Daniel Garcia is in Peru with a group of students. They met up with Peruvian actors and crew members and together, they’re making a short film called “Pescadora.”
The crew has a blog at pescadorafilmcrew.tumblr.com where you can watch videos and read about the sudents’ journey in Peru as they make this film.
Also, here’s an interesting fact: Daniel Garcia and his team are shooting in Northern Peru in a town called Cabo Blanco. This beautiful seaside fishing village has a long history in Peruvian filmmaking. Back in the 1950s, a film adaptation of The Old Man and the Sea was filmed there. While they were filming, Hemingway spent his time fishing and even caught a huge marlin. More recently, Javier Fuentes-León shot his film Contracoriente (Undertow) there.