Director’s Statement

Saynatakuna addresses issues of metamorphosis, faith, ethnographic culture, popular culture and the vernacular. Saynatakuna tells the story of a town called Paukartambo, a remote place located at a very high altitude in Perú. It tells the story of all the master mask makers young and very old. Even though it is a milenary celebration, due to the location and ceremonial privacy this event has never been documented this way before-Saynatakuna includes the only filmed personal interview with the master creator of the masks …….who recently passed away. Unique, real and personal.