POR FIN PARIÓ PAULA (IT'S ABOUT TIME, PAULA!)
Documentary Short (2011)
In the urban music scene of Lima, Peru’s capital city, only five percent of musicians are women. Traditionally Peruvian families do not encourage their daughters to seriously pursue music because they consider it to be unfeminine and unstable. Amidst this male-dominated musical environment, a group of professional women have come together to create an all-women percussion ensemble called Parió Paula. Por Fin Parió Paula reveals how these women are discovering power and creativity through percussion. As they overcome their insecurities about playing music they develop a strong community of women unlike anything they have experienced before.
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Christopher Newman, Patricia Alvarez Astacio
Produced by Adele Fournet
Original Music by Adele Fournet and Parió Paula