Miss Universe in Peru
Peru | 1986 | 32 minutes | BW | 16mm/DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 99122
Shot during the Miss Universe contest hosted by Peru in 1982, this documentary juxtaposes the glamour of the pageant with the realities of Peruvian women’s lives, while providing a critique of multinational corporate interest in the universal commodification of women. Grupo Chaski is a collective engaged in video production in Peru and is deeply committed to women’s equality and participation in society.
“Miss Universe in Peru provides a haunting contrast that is not easily forgotten.”
Based in Peru, Grupo Chaski is a non-profit organization that has worked to strengthen social and cultural values through audiovisual production and distribution since 1982. The institution is comprised of a collective of filmmakers, journalists, and other media arts professionals committed to the promotion of cinema as a tool for cultural and economic development in Latin American countries. (07/09)
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