El Carmen, Chincha

Chincha is an enclave of Afro-Peruvian culture, the home of hospitable and joyful people who have managed to conserve the traditions and customs of past generations and disseminate them through their music. They say that they have a secret in heaven, which they guard jealously here on Earth. The children are happy, for they learn the secret of El Carmen at an early age and keep it from their neighbours from nearby communities. Throughout the year, during hours stolen from their playtime, Chincha’s children practice traditional dance steps to the delight of the image of the Holy Virgin of Carmen Afro-Peruvians have been living in Chincha since shortly after the first blacks arrived with Pizarro and Almagro. The annihilation of the native people of Peru during the Spanish invasion created a labor vacuum, which the colonial rulers filled by importing black slaves.

Results of the Video Workshop in El Carmen from the 13.11.10 to the 19.11.10:

All shortfilms of the workshops were made by the girls themselves. They developed the ideas, handled camera and sound equipment and did the interviews on their own:

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