The Song of the Butterflies

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Country Listing:Peru
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Art & Architecture
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Latin America
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Núria Frigola Torrent
Producer(s):Rolando Toledo Vega
Núria Frigola Torrent
Chela de Ferrari
Executive Producer(s):Rolando Toledo
Editor(s):Nicolé Hurtado Céspedes
Cinematography:Nicolás Landa Tami
Composer:Karin Zielinski
Sound:Raúl Astete


Rember Yahuarcani is an Indigenous painter from the White Heron clan of the Uitoto Nation in Peru. Leaving his community and family behind, he pursues his painting career in Lima. But when he finds himself creatively blocked, he realizes he must return to his Amazonian community of Pebas to visit his family, in hopes that his father, a painter, and his mother, a sculptor, can help him find his way back to creating. Upon his return home, he realizes the key to his inspiration is to confront his dark past and the horrors his community faced as a result of the rubber boom in Peru. Through the stories and dreams of his parents and his grandmother, a surviving witness to the atrocities, Yahuarcani is guided down a path of memory, immersing himself in the past so that his creativity can take flight. Heather Haynes

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

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