2015 Festival



Sonia’s Dream - El Sueño De Sonia

Director: Diego Sarmiento | 2015 | 15 Minutes | Spanish & Quechua with English Subtitles
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Since her teens, Sonia has been cooking traditional Peruvian dishes at her home on Peru's Lake Titicaca and has dedicated her life to teaching indigenous women.

Finding Gaston - Buscando A Gastón

Director: Patricia Pérez | 2014 | 75 Minutes | Spanish with English Subtitles
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Peruvian cuisine's global popularity has no more vocal champion than Gastón Acurio, restaurateur extraordinaire and subject of this inspirational, mouth-watering documentary.

The birth of his first restaurant, ‘Astrid y Gastón’, is humble and unexpected but its uniquely Peruvian approach to culinary arts led to consistent listings on the world’s top dining establishments. Acurio’s infectious passion for using local produce, supporting indigenous farmers and sourcing seafood from sustainable fishermen directly literally shines through the screen as he speaks to the camera, to his chefs, to his students…and, of course, in the delectable dishes he serves.

Today, Acurio’s influences are far-reaching with top-rated franchises from Miami to London. Peruvian cuisine has become renowned for being arguably the best in the world – a reputation many attribute to Acurio himself. This film follows the stories, inspirations and dreams behind the man that has taken his cuisine outside his kitchen in a mission to change his country with his food.

Festival Program

Gumbramorra Hall

12:00 pm
Welcome / Festival Opening
All Day
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
Cooking with Jorge Chacon and Danny Parreno
1:20 pm
2:30 pm
2:50 pm
Cajon demonstration with Giorgio Rojas
3:10 pm
3:40 pm
Chicha Rhythms DJ
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
Festival Closing
5:30 pm
Screening of films Finding Gaston and Sonia’s Dream @ The Depot Theatre

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