The Excelsior Film Festival Short Film Series is a monthly event showcasing short films by local and independent film artists.
This month's special feature is Waqaynan. Director Ariel Soto will be our special guest for the Q&A session.
The Tinku is a controversial and violent ritual that divides the Quechua community of Piruani. Some of the natives believe this celebration goes against their Christian beliefs and prosperity.
Others believe in the deep cultural tradition that celebrates nature through
personal sacrifice. The blood in the Tinku is a sublime act.
Ariel Soto has produced, written and
directed independent films covering a variety of cultural and social subjects.
His work has been screened at international film festivals. http://waqaynanfilm.com/
7-7:30pm Film for general audience
7:45-8:30pm PG13 film
Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.