A film by Alonso Llosa

Peru, Drama/Sci-Fi/Mystery, 2013
11 min, HDCAM, Color
Quechua with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)

This short film preceded the screening of the feature Las niñas Quispe (The Quispe Girls)


WATITA tells the story of a Quechua couple, Katy and Victor, who are on their way to the ominous Mining City above the mountains. The couple meets Watita, a young girl who helps her grandfather run an old hostel. After the couple decides to spend the night there, Katy discovers Victor’s true reasons for wanting to take this sudden trip. Now she must weigh the importance of her various loyalties — to her husband, her tradition and her own principles — under a new light. In the director’s native Peru, WATITA had a successful screening at the 18th Lima Film Festival and received an Honorable Mention at Filmocorto 2013.

International Premiere

Print Source: Alonso Llosa,


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