The Last Inca Princess

This experimental short film by Ana de Orbegoso brings to life and infuses current relevance into a colonial painting that captures a crucial moment in history: the execution of the last rebel Inca Tupac Amaru, and the political wedding of his niece to a Spanish army captain. These events contributed to the consummation of the Spanish conquest of the Inca empire and was the beginning of official “mestizaje” – the mixing of Peruvian and Spanish cultures. This screening will be accompanied by historical commentary as well as a Q&A with the director.

New York: April 4 at NYU.