REVIEW UIO: Take Me For A Ride

By 08 June, 2016

Micaela Rueda’s feature UIO: Take Me For A Ride (Spanish title: UIO: Sácame a Pasear) is set, as the title of the film betrays – UIO is the code for the airport of Quito – in a middle-class neighbourhood of... Read Article

REVIEW Dreamtown

By 01 June, 2016

Ecuadorian film-maker, Betty Bastidas’ documentary, Dreamtown (Original title: Ciudad De Los Sueños), on the Valle del Chota, Ecuador, covers a familiar theme in the Latin American context: the route out of poverty provided by football. The El Chota... Read Article

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

By 07 December, 2015

With The Invention of Nature (subtitled The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science) Andrea Wulf makes a persuasive case that Alexander von Humboldt’s contributions are foundational to modern scientific and environmentalist thought and should... Read Article

REVIEW Ochentaysiete

By 13 October, 2015

Directors Daniel Andrade and Anahí Hoeneisen present us with a well-rounded story, of how teenage friendships survive the test of time. Forgiveness, freedom and unconditional support are the highlights of Ochentaysiete (Eighty-Seven), along with jealousy, adventure and one’s... Read Article

REVIEW Feriado

By 07 October, 2015

Feriado (Holiday) explores the sexuality of Juan Pablo, an upper class Quito teenager. The title is a play on words, as the film is set during Ecuador’s 1999 banking crisis, also known as the “Feriado Bancario”. Juan Pablo... Read Article

Episode 1: The Suitcase Tapes

By 16 June, 2015

History is the story of what we remember. But sometimes we forget what we’ve forgotten. Music history is no different. We view history through a narrow telescope, and the vision it gives us is minuscule in comparison to... Read Article