Original Title: APINAN - Nosotros Los Lencas Spanish Title: APINAN - Nosotros Los Lencas English Title: APINAN - We The Lenca Year and month of production: 2022 Length: 25 minutes Production country: Honduras Genre: Documentary Language: Spanish Subtitles: Spanish, English Trailer (link): https://vimeo.com/673207328 Web: https://www.banahnaproductions.com/featured-project Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100077992174306
APINÁN (Nosotros Los Lencas) is an introspective artistic study on one of the original peoples of Honduras, the Lenca. Of pre-Columbian South American origins, the Lenca and their culture are kept alive by a community of 600,000. Every Honduran with indigenous blood has Lenca ancestry.
APINÁN lives beyond mountains and cultivated meadows, wildflowers, tile and adobe, and remnants of a colonial past. A palpable dignity and savoir faire inherited from generation to generation distinguish the Lenca people.
The documentary short is an encounter with Lenca life, as introduced by Elisa Euceda, a potter for generations. She casts a light on their day to day, origins, beliefs, customs, and rites (La Vara Alta, las composturas). Elisa is a single mother who sculpts the sustenance and dignity of her home.
The voice of our Lenca brothers and sisters, through APINÁN, reminds us of our forgotten roots behind contemporary tragedies: corruption, drug trafficking, violence, globalization; and after the centuries-old grandeur of the colonial heritage. APINÁN is our common living memory of a dignified people, with traditions, hierarchies, order, and rites.
Asael Talavera is born in Danlí (Honduras) in 1984. He obtains a degree in systems engineering from the Catholic University of Honduras. He currently resides in the city of El Progreso (HND) where he works as a middle school teacher and university professor, as well as performing consulting jobs for NGOs. During his university years he becomes passionate about film and audiovisual production. His passion takes on a more serious form when in 2016 he co-funds Banahna Productions, a production company with the mission of giving a voice to untold stories.
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