An enthralling musical documentary exploring the diversity of Peruvian folk music from the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and Andes to the barrios of Lima. Kachkaniraqmi is a Quechua expression that means ‘I continue being, I still am’. A tale divided in three parts – Ayacucho (the Andes), Amazonia (the jungle) and the Coast (Lima, the city) – where they continue to sing in their native language and preserve a unique way of playing their instruments. I Still Am captures the country’s most beautiful and distant locations without turning its back on some of its most pressing social and economic problems.
Brooklyn: May 12 at Union Docs.