Horror in the Andes

Horror in the Andes is an intimate description of a friendship that is held together by a shared passion for filmmaking. Set in the small town of Ayacucho the documentary follows three friends during the arduous process of making a horror movie. It explores how Andean filmmakers have resorted to horror fiction as a means to revive a pre-colonial past and their desire to make cinema for local audiences.

  • Martha-Cecilia Dietrich
    Take Me to a Place Outside (2009), Entre Memorias (2015)
  • Andy Lawrence
    Born, The Lover and the Beloved, The One and the Many, One Long Journey
  • Jose Luis Fajardo
    Camera & Sound
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Terror en los Andes
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
  • Film Language:
    Quechua, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (Full HD)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • RAI film festival
    United Kingdom
    March 28, 2019
    UK Premier
    Commendation Richard Werbner Award
  • SVA Film and Media Festival
    United States
    November 20, 2019
    US Premiere
    Official Selection, Best Short Documentary
  • Oaxaca Film Fest
    October 4, 2019
    North American Premiere
    New Industry Selection
Distributor Information
  • Filmmaking For Fieldwork
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: Pay Per View
  • Royal Anthropological Institute
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Martha-Cecilia Dietrich

Martha-Cecilia Dietrich completed her PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester. She is currently a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern. Her (film) work is situated in the fields of political anthropology, memory in post-conflict settings and filmmaking as research method.

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