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How a day without rules can go terribly wrong.
A bit of Peruvian geography
77% of pop.
Huaraz and surrounding area
Quechua ("qheshwa") is an indigenous language of the Andean region, spoken today by approximately 8-13 million people in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Northern Chile, Argentina, and Southern Colombia. It was the official language of Tawantinsuyu, the Inca Empire. 13% of pop.
Argentine weekly magazine that ran from 1932-1956.
an offensive term for a foreigner, particularly an American or English person
in Peru it’s used by indigenous people for anyone who doesn’t look indigenous, or someone who doesn’t live or dress like one (regardless of their ethnic background)
Holy Week. Easter. Semana Santa. Tiempo Santo
A traditional belief holds that since Christ is now dead, and not yet risen, there is no such thing as a sin. Consequently, participants in Holy Week celebrations use this time to party and behave as they please until Sunday's resurrection ceremonies.
Many Andean religious practices and images are a combination of Spanish Catholicism and Incan practices—syncretism.
Pachamama—Mother World / Earth Mother Fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. Married to Inti, the sun god. Associated in form with the Andes Mts.
A Peruvian tendency towards unusual names
Apple, Apple Clin, Apple Whoopi, Darlyn Apple, Amy Dana Apple, Apple Guadalupe y Apple Mikayla. Android, Yuyin Samsung, Zuckerberg Superman, Batman, Barny, Garfield, Gokú, Chucky y Chuknorris
Click, Maus (Mouse), y Clickman
Saga, Ripley, Norkys, Adidas, Azaleia, Pilsen, Sublime, Donofrio, Sal, Agua, Hamilton y Marlboro
Norte, Sur, Dólar, Éxito, Ruido, Grito, Transfiguración, Frescura, Banco, Ecologito, Papadiamantopc, Papanoel, Feliz, Indio, Presidente Combrasiana, Alinortepibur, Tempertonpek, Templentonpek. http://diariocorreo.pe/ultimas/noticias/4300463/conoce-los-nombresmas-raros-registrados-e
Non-professional cast/1st movie
What to watch for:
How many points of view are being shown and what are they?
The differences between the two sisters. The character of the truck driver, “El Mudo” (the mute) When dialog isn’t translated.
Is this a commentary on the outside big city culture encroaching on rural life, or on the backwards rural life resistant to modernizing? Or both? Or neither?
Where is the mother and why?
Modern and ancient beliefs, practices, ideas. Manayaycuna vs. Lima.
Tessa Jamel Alexandra Vittorio Keala Carolina Abigail Chandra Kyle George
Chelsea Cassandra Jordan
Whose point of view is presented in the film? Why was Salvador locked up? What was the role of the truck driver? What do you think will happen to Madeinusa in Lima? The weekly scene analysis question: The “gringo” was named “Salvador” (savior). Was this ironic or hopeful? How is Lima presented in the film (an idea, a destination, a contrast, other?
What aspects of life are being represented here and how?
For our next meeting:
There is no class next week!