Galindo (Quechua Mestizo) has worked in film production
for over fifteen years. His films Cholo Soy and Five
Minutes for the Souls of America had their US premiere in
NMAI's Native American Film and Video Festival. Five Minutes
for the Souls of America won the Best Short Award and the
Audience Award at the 1992 Nordisk Panorama festival in Aarhus,
Denmark. He is currently in post-production on the feature film
Jinetes de medianoche. Galindo studied film at the University
of Paris VIII, and has also studied urban planning and architecture.
He was born in Peru, where he often returns, and lives in Årsta,
"I was born between two cultures, Quechua and Hispanic.
In my identity I navigate between these beginnings. I am plagued
with questions, many without answers. We speak two languages inside
the same country, and face substantial differences of class, of
access to the benefits of society, and of acceptance in the media.
Much later with my different stopovers, first in France and then
in Sweden, I understood that the world was plagued with 'Indians'
(foreigners) and that the social exclusion produced by difference
was not exclusive to our country. It is from this context that
my work develops, trying to see, to observe, to register and to
show the points, experiences and examples that can achieve a greater
comprehension between people and cultures."
Screened by NMAI
Image credit: César