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New York, Oct. 19 (ANDINA). Short documentary ‘Mistura: the Power of Food’ won Best Short Film and its director, Patricia Perez, won an award for Food Filmmaker of The Year, during this year’s New York City Food Film Festival (NYCFFF), in the United States.
Patricia Perez, director of Mistura: The power of food. Photo: ANDINA/Oscar Durand
Patricia Perez, director of Mistura: The power of food. Photo: ANDINA/Oscar Durand

‘Mistura: the Power of Food’ opened last weekend in Manhattan, as part of the official selection of said event, where it was the only film that sold out three days before its screening.

The film centers around the Peruvian food festival of the same name, meaning "mixture," which aims to bring people together through one of the most notable aspects of the country — its cuisine.

"Mistura" explores the stories of the faces behind the food. For example, a single mother of five who became one of the most successful street vendors in Peru was one of the film's key focuses.

Her signature dish, anticuchos (beef heart), brought long lines of customers out on cold nights to sample her specialty.

Thanks to the support of Peru’s export and tourism promotion agency Promperu, attendees were able to taste samples of everything, from shrimp ceviche to blue potato with cream sauce and passion fruit tarts.
 
The NYCFFF started five years ago with a small group of people and a DVD player, and now sells out shows annually at the famous Tribeca Cinemas.

The popularity of the festival showcases the true dedication of culinary craftsmen both at home and abroad, uniting the world by strong cultures and a love of food.

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Date: 19/10/2011
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