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Film-making Workshop for Peruvian Youth
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Suyakuy Productions is a workshop which teaches filmmaking and acting to young people of low-income backgrounds in Peru.

Eliu Espinoza, independent filmmaker, will lead the youth step-by-step through the process of making a short film. The youth will be given creative freedom to write, direct and act in short films which will later be presented at a local film festival. The workshop aims to promote creativity and self-expression for young people through the medium of film, whilst providing them with practical and transferable skills in teamwork, project organisation, and confidence.

The first workshop will run for one week in December 2014 in Chulucanas, Peru.

Project overview:

The participants will be selected through an interview process from secondary schools within low-income communities in Chulucanas and the surrounding rural areas. A group of 30 young people in total will be selected. The selection process will ensure that they are motivated and will benefit from participating in this workshop. Half of the group will focus on production whilst the other half will focus on acting.

The workshop will run for one week in December 2014; the groups will learn basic skills in acting, filmmaking and film theory, write, shoot and edit their own short films. The workshop will be primarily hands-on.

The films will be screened at a film festival open to the public in December 2014 in Chulucanas, Peru. Representatives from local government and renowned artistic personalities from the local area will be invited to join in the celebration. The young people will receive a certificate for their participation.

Why filmmaking for young people?

Youth today are growing up in a media-saturated culture; even young people from low-income backgrounds experience and use different forms of media. Suyakuy Productions aims to provide young people with the opportunity to experience film, not just as a product to consume, but rather as a medium of art and culture which provides transferable skills.

Suyakuy Productions is based on adult learning theory which proposes that ongoing learning is part of one’s personal

development, adult learners are self-motivated, and that practical learning is of great benefit.


The youth who attend the workshop will receive an introduction to the art of filmmaking, which will encourage their creativity, confidence, ability to work as part of a team, and provide practical skills which are transferable to other types of employment.

Project Organisers

Eliu Espinoza is an independent filmmaker from Chulucanas, Peru, who is now residing in the UK.

He has studied filmmaking at the London Film Academy in addition to creating his own film projects such as documentaries, music videos, short films and full-length productions.

This project has also received practical assistance from Social Media Chulucanas.

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