Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo

Malena Martinez Cabrera |Documentary Feature
Spanish/Quechua | Austria/Peru| 2019 | 108 min
North American Premiere

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 1:00pm
Hugo Blanco, Deep River
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

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A superstar of the activism world in Peru, he changed the way people view politics freeing communities with his words and his spirit, meet Hugo Blanco. The "Peruvian Che Guevara", a famous Trotskyist guerrilla and legendary peasant leader of the sixties, who preferred to deconstruct his leadership and to encourage self-government becoming an anonymous activist: Hugo Indio. Today he is an older man, but his spirit and his vision for a better world based on Indigenous values remain strong.


Malena Martinez Cabrera (Quechua) is a filmmaker, photographer and cultural journalist based in Vienna, Austria, since 2000. She has a Masters in Creative Documentary (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2007). Artistic Photography (Schule Friedl Kubelka, Vienna, 2014). Mag. Romanic Philology (University of Vienna, 2006). Bach. Literature and Linguistics (Universidad Católica, Peru, 1999). Mentoring program with Ruth Beckermann (FC Gloria, Vienna, 2015). ARCHIDOC alumna (La Fémis, 2015). Music studies (Conservatorio Nacional, Lima).