Scene from the film Heroínas
Scene from the film Heroínas
Scene from the film Heroínas
Scene from the film Heroínas


  • Peru
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Heroínas is a pseudo-documentary which shows a cult of women dedicated to the veneration of the skull of the Peruvian Independence warrior Tomasa Ttito Condemayta, in the town of Acomayo, Peru, during 2021.

250 years after the death of the heroine, various women from the area identify with this female figure whom inspires them with courage, strength and determination, and come to venerate her at the home of 94 year-old Doña Natividad Villafuerte, who preserves and takes care of this skull in a living room of her house. With devotion, these women leave any type of sharp weapon
at the base of the urn, with the hope that their requested wishes will be fulfilled in return.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marina Herrera
  • DOP
    Johan Carrasco
  • Editing
    Marco Panatonic
  • Sound
    Cesar Centeno
  • Duration
    21 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Peru
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Berlinale Shorts 2022
    • E Tudo Verdade 2022
    • CineLatino Tubingen 2022
    • Psarokokalo Athens International Short Film Festival 2022
    • Atemporal Festival de Cine Itinerante 2022
    • Film Festival della Lessinia 2022
    • FRONTEIRA – International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival 2023
  • Awards
    • Best Short Film FILMOCORTO – Lima Film Festival 2022
    • Best Peruvian Short Film - Festival Hanan Cine – Festival de Cine de Puno 2022
    • Best Short Film award - Festival de Cine Bendita tú 2022
    • Best National Documentary Short Film - Festival Nacional de Cine de Huánuco 2022
    • Jury Mention Short Film Competition - Festival Hecho por Mujeres 2023 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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