Alma viva: para que florezca la memoria (2002) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Alma viva
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:14:29
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: Apr 2002
  • Location: Ayacucho, Peru
  • Type-Format: film
  • Cast: Ana Correa, Augusto Casafranca.
  • Credits: Ricardo Ayala, documentary ; Miguel Rubio, director ; Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, producer ; Fidel Melquíades, technical assistance ; Alejandro Fuentes, technical support.

Alma viva: para que florezca la memoria (2002)

This documentary follows the work of Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani with Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, created to investigate the violence which took place because of terrorism and political instability between 1980 and 2000 in Peru. On April 8, 2002 the TRC went to Huamanga for a first public hearing, followed by Huanta, Ayacucho three days after. Yuyachkani performed Adiós Ayacucho (with Augusto Casafranca) and Rosa Cuchillo (with Ana Correa); they also participated in public actions and vigils celebrated in public spaces to honor the "disappeared". The video shows townspeople speaking with members of Yuyachkani about their experiences with violence, interviews with Yuyachkani members about their experience performing and listening to the public, and footage of the performances and public testimonies. This is an excellent resource to understand Yuyachkani's relationship to their Peruvian audience --how their work has been influenced and driven by it.