SHIRAMPARI: LEGACIES OF THE RIVER
Selezione Ufficiale / Sundance Film Festival
Selezione Ufficiale / DOK Leipzig
Safeguarding a precious cultural heritage in a land threatened by ecosystem destruction and globalisation. Ricky is a boy who lives with his family deep in the Peruvian Amazon Forest. Even here, the children’s favorite pastime is watching videos on their mobile phones. One day, Ricky is faced with the task of overcoming his fears and going hunting for a huge catfish that can only be caught by hook. This is where his journey to adulthood begins.
Lucia Florez is a filmmaker and has been a National Geographic Explorer since 2021, a Jackson Wild Fellow since 2022, and I earned an MFA in Documentary Film from the New York Film Academy. She is known for films such as "Paperthin" (2019) and "Plantando conflictos: agronegocios y disputas por la tierra en la Amazonía peruana" (2018).