The River of the Kukamas

Being born from the spirit of the River, Kukama people have a special connection to the water. The river shrinks and grows throughout the year, affecting the lives of its citizens. Filmed at its widest state at the end of the rain season, we learn of the challenges Kukama people face today.

  • Nika Belianina
    Director
    Eccentric Eclectic (2015), The Last Mermaids (2012), Butterflies of Trip City (2011), Jenny (2009), Crazy Lovin' (2007)
  • Nika Belianina
    Writer
  • Nika Belianina
    Producer
  • Don Pablo Taricuarima Pinedo
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    El Río de los Kukamas
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Peru
  • Country of Filming:
    Peru
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Tribeca Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    April 19, 2018
    World premiere
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    Sheffield
    United Kingdom
    June 10, 2018
    International Premiere
  • Maui Film Festival
    Wailea, HI
    United States
    June 16, 2018
  • Sao Paolo Short Film Festival
    San Paolo
    Brazil
    August 24, 2018
    South American premiere
  • Yellowknife Film Festival
    Yellowknife
    Canada
    September 29, 2018
    Canadian Premiere
  • Jahorina Documentary and Short film Festival
    Jahorina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    September 29, 2018
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Premiere
  • Festival de cine de Madrid
    Madrid
    Spain
    October 16, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
  • Guam Film Festival
    Guam
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
    October 7, 2018
    Asian-Pacific Premiere
  • Native Spirit Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 14, 2018
  • International Festival of Outdoor Films
    Various
    Czech Republic
    October 10, 2018
  • Micro-FAF
    Belgrad
    Serbia
    October 18, 2018
  • FICMA - Barcelona Int'l Environmental Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 2, 2018
  • Oruro Film Festival
    Oruro
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    November 7, 2018
  • Fesancor Film Festival
    Santiago
    Chile
    October 23, 2018
    Chilean premiere
  • Oregon State Film Festival
    Corvallis
    United States
    November 10, 2018
  • Semana de Cine
    Lima
    Peru
    November 5, 2018
  • Olympia Film Festival
    Pyrgos
    Greece
    December 7, 2018
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival
    Nevada City
    United States
    January 19, 2019
  • Festival Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes ABC
    Madrid
    Spain
    November 5, 2018
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
    Washington
    United States
    March 16, 2019
  • Femcine - Festival cine de Mujeres
    Santiago
    Chile
    March 22, 2019
  • WaterDocs Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    March 24, 2019
  • Salem Film Festival
    Salem
    United States
    March 29, 2019
  • Trenton Film Festival
    Trenton
    United States
    March 30, 2019
  • Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    April 6, 2019
  • Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival
    Minneapolis
    United States
    April 14, 2019
  • SPE Media Fest
    Cleveland
    United States
    March 8, 2019
  • International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    March 6, 2019
  • Environmental "To Save and Preserve" film Festival
    Khanty-Mansiysk
    Russian Federation
    June 4, 2019
    Best Cinematography Award
  • CinemAmbiente
    Torino
    Italy
    June 2, 2019
  • EkotopFilm Sustainable films festival
    Bratislava
    Slovakia
    May 28, 2019
Director Biography - Nika Belianina

Moscow-raised, Toronto-based Nika Belianina has been making fiction and documentary films since 2005. Her work has been screened across the world at over 75 film festivals such as Tribeca, Atlanta, Sao Paulo, Kinotavr and Sheffield and gained her eight awards. Nika’s photographs have been showcased in Belgium, Canada, Peru and USA at more than 25 exhibitions.

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