The Peruvian Kuntur Group: A Marxist-Indigenist filmmaking practice

Isabel Seguí

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While I finish writing this chapter [October 2019], I learn about the enormous commercial success of the recently premiered documentary La Revolución y la tierra [Revolution and Land, Gonzalo Benevente, 2019].  The theme of the film is the agrarian reform decreed in Peru, in 1969, by the government of General Juan Velasco Alvarado, head of the military-revolutionary regime between 1968 and 1975. Although Benevente's work was awarded in the last edition of Lima International Film festival, the box-office results have come as a surprise. It has sold over 55,000 tickets in six cities [Lima, Cusco, Chiclayo, Arequipa, Huancayo and Trujillo]during it's first three weeks, and it is already considered the highest-grossing Peruvian documentary in history. 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird Cinema, World Cinema and Marxism
EditorsEva Mazierska, Lars Kristensen
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781501348280, 9781501348297
ISBN (Print)9781501348273, 9781501373848
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2020


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