Lucuma Films - Mitch Teplitsky

Lucuma Films - Mitch Teplitsky Nelida returns to Peru after 20 years to inspire women and run for mayor. Neli regresa al Perú par

This is a follow-up to the award-winning Soy Andina, in which Nelida Silva guides New York dancer Cynthia on her Peruvian quest for roots and dance. In the new movie, Nelida moves back to Peru as a social entrepreneur to help rural women start businesses. But fed up with Llamellin’s corrupt leadership, she decides to run for mayor. The movie follows Nelida’s exuberant campaign in the Andes, and he

r efforts to empower women to take charge of their lives.

Después de 20 años vivir el sueño americano, Nelida Silva regresa al Perú para ayudar a mujeres locales a iniciar microproyectos — pero termina postulando para la alcaldía. Es una película sobre una inmigrante que retorna a su pueblo para luchar por el cambio conectando dos países.


Folk dancer, entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Nelida Silva, encourages her U.S. fans and followers to vote!


Frederick Wiseman’s documentary films offer an unparalleled, panoramic vision of society. His 45th feature, “City Hall,” is on PBS this month — and he’s eager to get back to work.


The idea of what a documentary is has shifted according to what has—and hasn’t—been possible during the past hundred years. But the artistic preoccupations of their creators have not changed radically in that time.


Tune in on Saturday, October 3rd to BX Omni channel 68 Optimum/ 2134 FiOS in the Bronx and online at for our latest documentary block featuring stories of activism, cultural exploration, artistic expression and more. See the complete line-up below.


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New Review for Educators (it's good):

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In the remote Peruvian province of Antonio Raimondi, where men have always held office, director Mitchell Teplisky documents the mayoral candidacy of Nélida Silva. After living in the United States for two decades, Silva returned to her Ancash hometown out of a concern for its welfare. The citizens...


For DVDs with Public Performance Rights: The award-winning documentary about two dancers in NYC (Nelida Silva and Cynthia P...


"An eye-opening look at the fight for women in politics, sustainable development and social justice."
- Educational Media Reviews Online

Radio Ambulante

A fantastic precursor to the movie!

NUEVO EPISODIO: Nélida Silva se fue de Llamellín, su pueblo natal en los Andes peruanos, cuando tenía solo 11 años. Tres décadas después volvió y no le gustó lo que vio. Decidió lanzar una campaña quijotesca para ser alcaldesa. ¿Qué pasa cuando alguien de afuera trata de ganar una elección en su provincia? ¿Y por qué Nélida está tan comprometida a cambiar un lugar que dejó cuando era niña? Producido por: Daniel Alarcón y Caro Rolando
NEW EPISODE: Nélida Silva left her hometown of Llamellín, high in the Andes, when she was only eleven years old. When she returned three decades later, she didn’t like what she saw, and embarked on a quixotic run for mayor. What happens when an outsider tries to make it in provincial politics? And why is Nélida committed to trying to change the place she left as a young girl? Produced by: Daniel Alarcón and Caro Rolando


Friends: I'm seeking help with marketing and distribution of Latin American/Latino films. Ideally a grad student to whom I can provide legit credit and training.

The time commitment is very flexible.

Here's the blurb:

LUCUMA FILMS is a NYC-based independent documentary production & distribution coop specializing in Latin America/Latino stories. Founded by Mitch Teplitsky, former marketing director at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Seeking help outreach and distribution. Nearing completion of new film "Soy Andina-II: The Return; expanding into distribution and consulting for other films.
Responsibilities will focus on digital communication, including:
• Website and social media posts, communication and analysis
• Building/managing lists for press, fans, educators
• Modest translation (Spanish-English)

• Passionate about digital communications and documentaries
• Bilingual Spanish-English
• Aspiring for a career in communications, PR, and/or producing
Unpaid (for now), but can provide college credit, references, and excellent opportunity to learn producing side of the business. Work can be done from anywhere, though prefer NYC-based people who can meet in person on somewhat regular basis.

Email me. Tell tell me why you you'd love to do this, with support materials (e.g. resume, links to your profiles onine, websites for projects you've worked on).

6th Latino and Native American Film Festival, LANAFF --May 1st 2016-- Closing Day Schedule (1).docx

SOY ANDINA (the first, the original!) screens tomorrow:

Sunday May 1, 8:45 pm | New Haven, CT

Complete schedule and location:

Gracias nuevamente a Margherita Tortora, la Reina del Cine Latino en New England, as I call her!)

6th Annual Latino and Native American Film Festival, LANAFF May 1st 2016 2 PM to 9 PM Adanti Student Center (ASC) Theater Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Fitch & Crescent Streets Closing Day Schedule Sunday 1 May _ LANAFF Closing Day SCHEDULE 2:00 PM -Adanti ...


New York, NY


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