Return to the Andes, Q&A and Film Screening

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Houston Hall, Golkin Room

This location is ADA accessible

Join Quechua @ Penn for a screening of “Return to the Andes” (USA/Peru= 50 min) and Q & A with director Mitchell Teplitsky and protagonist Nélida Silva.

After living in New York City for 20 years, Nelida Silva (from the film Soy Andina) returns again to her Peru birthplace (Llamellín, Ancash)— this time with a dream of helping rural women start businesses. That’s a daunting challenge in the Andes, where many women are marginalized.  But few things deter Nelida, and she succeeds in organizing cooperatives around skills like weaving and quinoa.   Then the unexpected happens — she’s invited to run for mayor by a new political party. Fed up with the region’s decline and corruption, she accepts the challenge. Can she become the first woman to win, running on a platform of sustainable development and anti-corruption?

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