Eami's homeland is invaded by settlers. Embodying Asojá, the bird-god-woman, she falls into trance in which she walks slowly and stunned through her beloved forest as she prepares to leave it forever.
Tiger Award | Rotterdam IFF, Netherlands, 2022
CAST & CREW
Paz Encina, Gabriela Sabaté
Director of Photography
Joraine Picanerai, Fernando Velázquez Vezzetti
Anel Picanerai, Curia Chiquejno Etacoro, Ducubaide Chiquenoi
Paz Encina was born in Asuncion, Paraguay. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Cinematography from the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her works as director have been screened at venues such as the Harvard Film Archives, the BAMFA/ Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, and the MOMA in New York. She created Silencio Lab in 2016, a platform through which she gives seminars to train young Paraguayan talents. Paz Encina is the first Paraguayan director to be part of the American Academy.
Hamaca Paraguaya (2005), Ejercicios de memoria (2016), Eami (2022).