Hay Festival Arequipa 2021

Are you in Arequipa? If you find yourself in the White City, you can see the live broadcasts of all of the events for free, on the big screen, comfortably seated at the Paraninfo de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, where you can enjoy the talks from 1 to 7 November.

More info at +51 984346405 or infoperu@hayfestival.com

Event 34

Jorge Bruce and Guillermo Nugent in conversation with Jorge Álvarez

Can racism be countered?

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There are many factors that define the context of a country and its development: historical events; cultural traditions; racial, class or gender prejudices; the economy; territorial conflicts… Is it possible to change a country like Peru, with all its complexity? Two psychoanalysts dare to respond to this question, guided by Jorge Álvarez, and seek to understand categories such as “cholo” and “choledad”, which the two have analysed in great depth. With Jorge Bruce (Peru), psychoanalyst, writer and author of Nos habíamos choleado tanto. Psicoanálisis y racismo, and Guillermo Nugent (Peru), sociologist, historian and psychoanalyst, author of the recent El laberinto de la choledad. In conversation with Jorge Álvarez.



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Event 35

Fietta Jarque and Fernando de la Jara in conversation with Miguel Barreda

Donde Dennis Hopper perdió el poncho

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Fietta Jarque, a journalist and art critic, has been a contributor to Spain’s El País newspaper since 1984, working in the Arts section and the Babelia supplement. She is also the author of four books, including Donde Dennis Hopper perdió el poncho. This book tells the story behind the cult feature film The Last Movie, filmed in 1970 in the town of Chinchero, Cusco, directed by the filmmaker and actor Dennis Hopper, and written by him and the screenwriter of Rebel Without a Cause, Stewart Stern. The film is about a Hollywood production team that goes to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to film a Western. Hopper, who plays a stuntman, stays in the town once the production is finished and falls in love with a prostitute. Meanwhile, locals take over the film set, emulating the story of the film, erasing the margins between reality and fiction. All this is covered in Jarque’s book, and the author offers us a glimpse behind the camera, revealing what happened when the film was being made and relating the excesses of stars such as Kris Kristofferson, Julie Adams, Stella Garcia, Peter Fonda, Dean Stockwell, Toni Basil, Russ Tamblyn and Michelle Phillips, and also the film’s sad fate: to be a critical and box office failure, and to remain forgotten for half a century. The famous Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara worked with Dennis Hopper as art director of The Last Movie, and together with Fietta Jarque he will tell us about this intriguing episode, in conversation with Miguel Barreda.

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Event 36

Paul Krugman in conversation with Farid Kahhat

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There are few economists as celebrated as the US Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, who won the award in 2008 for his contributions to New Trade Theory. A Doctor in Economics from MIT, Krugman has lectured at Yale, Stanford, MIT, New York University and the University of Princeton. He is the author of 27 books and has been a regular columnist for The New York Times since 1999. His most recent book is entitled Arguing with Zombies. Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future and is a collection of over 90 articles coving themes such as social security, trade wars, inequality and climate change, with a special emphasis on the economic results of Donald Trump’s policies. He will talk about his work and the current political and economic situation with Farid Kahhat.

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Event 37

Carmen McEvoy in conversation with Jorge Bedregal

Reimagining Peru

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Carmen McEvoy is a Peruvian historian and diplomat who has researched the history of her country in considerable depth, particularly the period between the foundation of the republic and the War of the Pacific. McEvoy presents the collection of essays La república agrietada. Ensayos para enfrentar la peste (2021) which puts Peru on the physical and historical map of the world, contemplating the cultural and political background that has made the country what it is today, with all the problems and challenges that the country faces, especially given the current global pandemic. These texts, which include the author’s own views and opinions, offer stimulus for reflection on what it means to live in and understand Peru today. In conversation with Jorge Bedregal.

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Event 37B

Doris Guillén and Alberto Isola in conversation with Marco Mühletaler Maggiolo

On Theatre

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Doris Guillén is an actress, theatre director and cultural manager. She is the founder and director of the Artescénica Arequipa Cultural Association. As a storyteller, she has participated in various book fairs such as the Buenos Aires International Book Fair. She writes short-stories for children and plays. With almost 50 years of experience, Alberto Isola is a theatre, film and television director and actor, and he is a professor at the Faculty of Performing Arts and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Isola has been decorated as an Illustrious Figure of Peruvian Culture by the Ministry of Culture thanks to his trajectory and contribution to Peruvian Theatre. Based on their experience with the digital play Conferencia sobre la lluvia, by Mexican writer Juan Villoro, alongside Marco Mühletaler, both participants will talk about theatre, how it has evolved throughout time and how it will move into the future.

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Event 38

Andri Snaer Magnason in conversation with Alejandra Martins

Climate change and creativity

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Andri Snaer Magnason is one of the foremost writers of child and young adult literature in Iceland, as well as a film director and the winner of various prestigious literary awards in many categories, including the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award and the 2021 Tiziano Terzani Prize in Italy. He has acted as the Vice-president of the Icelandic Union of Writers and has even been a presidential candidate for his country. His latest book, On Time and Water, a publishing success in various countries, is a fascinating reflection on the climate emergency, based on the views of the great global authorities on climate change mixed with mythology and family stories. This delicate work of non-fictional narrative makes a call to human beings to take responsibility for our home, Earth. He will talk about this urgent matter with Alejandra Martins.

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Event HF6

Jorge Eslava

Dirty knees: games in Peru

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Jorge Eslava is the prolific author of over fifty books for children and young adults, as well as several poetry books and works of non-fiction. He has won the IBBY Prize for Children’s Literature, the 1981 Peru Young Poetry Prize, and the 1982 Copé Prize. At this event he presents his most recent title, Rodillas sucias, a book with six stories about the traditional games enjoyed by Peruvian children, written for the bicentenary of the nation’s independence, to be commemorated with the assistance of the country’s children.

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Event 39

Victoria Mas in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo

The Mad Women’s Ball

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The French writer of Spanish origin, Victoria Mas, arrived on the literary scene with a major success: her multi-award-winning novel The Mad Women’s Ball, which is now in the process of being translated into over 20 languages. The book is set in late 19th-century Paris and explores the lives of women who are interned in the psychiatric hospital La Salpêtrière, run by the famous neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, a precursor of Freud who was interested in the disorder that was the main focus for the incipient field of psychiatry: hysteria. Mas talks about how, for example, the middle classes went to the hospital to attend the great mid-lent ball, at which women who were normally repudiated and stigmatized gave a performance with their own bodies, to the rhythm of waltzes and polkas. The protagonists of this tragic story, Louise and Eugene, try to escape from a terrible confinement that has happened against their will. Victoria Mas will talk to the Colombian writer and journalist Felipe Restrepo Pombo.

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Event 40

Abdellah Taïa in conversation with Jesús Martínez

La vie lente: A novel

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The Moroccan writer and filmmaker, Abdellah Taïa, has written six novels and directed the film Salvation Army, based on his novel of the same name. At this event, the author will present his latest work, La vie lente (2021), which tells the story of friendship between two neighbours, Munir, a 40-year-old homosexual Parisian, and Madame Marty, an elderly women in her 80s. The plot takes a turn when, after the Paris attacks of 2015, the police come looking for Munir: it was Madame Marty who has reported him. In conversation with Jesús Martínez.

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Event HF7

Comic workshop with Nadia Hafid

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Nadia Hafid is a Spanish illustrator, the child of Moroccan parents, whose comics have appeared in major media outlets such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Economist, Monocle magazine, El País and others. She is the author of the graphic novel El buen padre (2020), which combines text and illustration to tell the story of her family, beginning with the life of her father who emigrated to Spain and disappeared during her childhood and continuing with the conflicts of identity that result from this past. At this workshop, Hafid offers some key points for narrating with both words and images.

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Event 41

Excerpts from 111, followed by Eve Mutso and George Bushaway in conversation with Susan Hay

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111 is an extraordinary duet interpreted by the dancers Joel Brown and Eve Mutso which explores the strengths and vulnerabilities of both performers. Joel Brown is a self-taught paraplegic dancer who is a member of the inclusive UK dance company, CandoCo. Eve Mutso, who is currently a freelance dancer and choreographer, was first ballerina of the Scottish Ballet. The number 111, which gives the work its title, makes reference to the vertebrae shared by Brown and Mutso. Brown’s spine has eleven fused vertebrae, and Mutso is so flexible that it "seems she has a hundred". We will watch excerpts from 111 followed by a conversation between Eve Mutso, the filmmaker George Bushaway in charge of the video project, and Susan Hay, a cultural manager with extensive experience in the world of dance and the arts.



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Event 42

Alonso Cueto, Moisés Lemlij Malamud and Carmen Masías Claux in conversation with Jaime Bedoya

El Comercio event: Reflections on grief in times of pandemic

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Losing a loved one was always hard, but the Covid-19 pandemic has made the process worse. Loses have become more awkward; often a relative has gone to the hospital and never been seen again, with no goodbyes possible because of the sanitary constraints. Funerals might be carried out on Zoom, when at all, and the bereaved have not been able to receive hugs of consolation. With all this in mind, this conversation brings together specialists to talk about the different ways of dealing with grief, and they will tell us stories of the uncertainty caused by the fear of death, the fear of loss and testimony of pain and mourning. They will also talk about how people react in different ways during grieving, with different emotional responses when faced with loss: some become depressed, triggering a family crisis, and in other cases people have undergone a process of renewal, and have found the motivation to move on. With the writer Alonso Cueto, the psychoanalyst Moisés Lemlij Malamud and the director of the NGO CEDRO Carmen Masías Claux in conversation with the Head of Content at El Comercio newspaper, Jaime Bedoya.

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Event 43

Gonzalo Benavente and Grecia Barbieri in conversation with Carlos León Moya

The revolution and the land

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The landmark documentary La revolución y la tierra, directed by Gonzalo Benavente and co-written by Grecia Barbieri and the film’s director, tells the story of the Agricultural Reform of Juan Velasco Alvarado, 50 years after this important historical event. This documentary, which was released in 2019, was a success in Peru and gave rise to the book La revolución imaginada, which explores the making of the documentary, the historical documentation that the script was based on, and includes over 30 essays and articles about the subject matter of La revolución y la tierra written by major Peruvian figures, including Carlos León Moya, who will moderate this conversation.

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Event 44

Cesar Hildebrandt in conversation with Jan Martínez Ahrens

El País event

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César Hildebrandt is considered to be Peru’s most influential journalist. Over the course of his career, he has featured in over ten television programmes, he is the author of five books and also edits the magazine Hildebrandt en sus trece, a weekly publication that disseminates confrontational, documented, secular journalism. In 2021 Hildebrandt published a memoir entitled Confesiones de un inquisidor, in which he recounts and reflects on his career and his private life, from his days as a secondary school pupil to the impact of his work on Peruvian public opinion, his analysis of politics, his relationship with television and the media, his experience as a Peruvian abroad, and his view of his country’s past and present. This outstanding writer, journalist and thinker will talk to the editor of El País América, Jan Martínez Ahrens.

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Event 45

Susana Baca in conversation with Jeremías Gamboa

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Susana Baca is one of the outstanding figures in Afro-Peruvian culture. This former Minister of Culture was President of the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Council, has won three Latin Grammys, and has toured the world with her wonderful voice. The outstanding writer and journalist Jeremías Gamboa has just published the biographical book, Susana Baca, which tells the story of the extraordinary life of this singer for a young readership. Baca, the book’s subject, and Gamboa, the narrator, will talk about Baca’s life and how her experiences, expressed through an inspirational story, might motivate young readers to follow their dreams.

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Event 46

Sin sudor. Sin lágrimas dance performance

Excerpt from Somos la guerra by La Pharmaco Dance Company, interpreted by Luz Arcas

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With a purely physical and intuitive discourse, Sin sudor. Sin lágrimas is inspired by anecdotes, images and concrete references to the life of Luz Arcas, the founder of La Pharmaco Dance Company: electronic music, the influence of folklore, the images of the virgin Mary venerated in Andalucía, the desire to dance more than to do choreographies, that which is called by the dancing body or the impact of the birth of her daughter on her body. The body that works, the body that desires, sweat and tears , those are some of the images that inspire this choreography, that is, ultimately, an annunciation, the hope of a miracle.

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Sin sudor. Sin lágrimas dance performance

Event 47

Marina Garcés in conversation with Francesco Manetto

Imagine the World: Q&A

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The Hay Festival, with the support of our regional ally SURA and together with El País, has worked with some of the planet’s most brilliant minds to create the series of digital events Imagina el mundo. This fourth series pays homage to themes developed by the philosopher Edgar Morin, vital to an understanding of the challenges and problems of the contemporary world. On this occasion, Marina Garcés (Spain), will answer questions sent by the digital audience, in conversation with the El País journalist Francesco Manetto. Marina Garcés is a philosopher, lecturer and writer whose work focuses on politics and critical thought. Her most recent work, La escuela de aprendices (2020), is a reflection on education today, permeated as it is with concepts such as presence, virtuality, capitalism and progress. Garcés talks to Francesco Manetto.

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Event 48

Miluska Benavides and Sergio del Molino in conversation with Omar Zevallos

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Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos is a project that seeks to promote cultural and literary knowledge and exchange between writers of different generations and nationalities, who share a language and a literary tradition that is enriched by the diversity of different cultural backgrounds. One established author will talk to another, younger author from the other side of the Atlantic. At this event, the Spanish author Sergio del Molino will talk to the Peruvian writer Miluska Benavides, moderated by Omar Zevallos.

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Event HF8

Roxana Valdivieso

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Roxana Valdivieso, known for her talent as a singer, now shares with the world two great passions of hers: illustration and writing. She presents her book Las aventuras de Sami, a storybook that invites us to think about the importance of caring for the animals with which we share the planet, particularly those in danger of extinction. In this story, Sami, a finch that lives in the mountains of southern Peru, must save the egg in which his friend Surito is growing, with the help of many other animals. Roxana presents this wonderful tale about Peruvian fauna.

For children ages 3 to 6

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Event 49

Screening of the documentary The Adventures of Wonder Woman: Inside the War Against Illegal Gold Mining in Peru’s Amazon

Followed by a discussion with Dan Collyns and Karina Garay, moderated by Joseph Zárate

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The award-winning documentary The Adventures of Wonder Woman: Inside the War Against Illegal Gold Mining in Peru’s Amazon investigates the impact of illegal mining, and the use of mercury in this industry, on the indigenous communities of the Madre Dios region. It also follows the efforts made by the public prosecutor Karina Garay to stop these practices, which are so damaging to the environment. The film was produced, filmed and directed by British journalists for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. After the screening there will be a discussion with the participation of Dan Collyns and the prosecutor Garay. This conversation will be moderated by the journalist Joseph Zárate.

Language of the documentary: English and Spanish with subtitles in both languages

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