Shirampari: Legacies of the River

Peru, Spain, USA
15 mins


In one of the most remote places of the Peruvian Amazon, an Ashéninka boy must overcome his fears and catch a giant river catfish using just a hook to start his journey to becoming an adult. This film is a glimpse at a vanishing way of life as a father guides his son through the rites of passage to adulthood.

Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Lucía Flórez

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2023 Mountainfilm Festival.

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