invites you to a
A SPECIAL FILM SHOWCASE in Washington, D.C.! 



May Sumak! (How Beautiful!) is a Quechua/Kichwa film festival created in 2015 
at New York University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 
a designated National Resource Center funded by a Title VI grant from the 
Department of Education.

The film festival is now going on the road as part of the National Museum of the American Indian's ongoing exhibition, The Great Inka Road.  



Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19
National Museum of the American Indian 
Rasmuson Theater, First Floor
 

Admission is free.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Registration suggested for Opening Night Film.





Opening Night Film! 
DINNER AND A MOVIE - Sneak Preview of 'Killa'
Friday, June 17 at 7:00PM

Ecuador (2015), 46 min, Narrative
Project Director: Alberto Muenala 
In Kichwa with English subtitles

Please join us for a special work-in-progress preview of the film "Killa," the first feature film in Kichwa made by Ecuadorian Kichwa speakers. Filmmaking history and drama converge in "Killa," a recreation of one community's struggles against institutional racism, government corruption, and historic betrayal.

Mitsitam Coffee Shop will offer dinner options available for purchase beginning at 5:45PM.

 
Day One - Saturday, June 18
Indigenous Filmmaking Then and Now -Warmikuna: Andean People Defend Their Rights
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Two short films will be shown including:  Yakumanta/For the Water (2011) and  Runan Caycu/We Are People (1973).

A discussion with Alberto Muenala about the history of indigenous filmmaking and politics will follow the screening.

Indigenous Filmmaking Then and Now - 
Warmikuna: Women in Quichwa Film
3:30PM - 4:30PM

A selection of short films will be shown focusing on women in Quichwa film. 

Films include:  La Flor Que Vive/The Living Flower  (2013), Runasimiwan Kawsay/Living Quechua  (2014), and Warmi Luna (2016). 

PANAMERICANA - Quichwa Filmmaking in the Americas
4:30PM - 5:30PM

A selection of short films will be shown focusing on Quichwa filmmakers and communities in the Americas. 

Films include:  Ay Taquicgu/My Little Music 
(1991), Ñaupaq Chullpa Runakunata Timpu/The Ancient Times of the Chullpa People (2013), Ella/Her (2011), and Bronx Llaktamanta (2015).

 
Day Two - Sunday, June 19
Indigenous Filmmaking Then and Now - 
Yachay Kachun: Generational Wisdoms in Film
2:00PM - 3:00PM 

A selection of short films will be shown focusing on Indigenous generational wisdom. 

Films include: Urku Tayta/Father Mountain (2010),  Qallay: La fiesta de las flores/Quallay: The Festival of Flowers (2014), and Wanchaq: Pacha Tinku/ Wanchaq: A Full Belly (2007).
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