Finding Gastón

The IDB Cultural Center in the Office of External Relations and the Embassy of Peru present the US premiere of Finding Gastón.

Can A Cook Change A Country With His Food?

 

Documentary/Cooking , Peru, 2014, 75 mins., Spanish with English subtitles

 

The film will be introduced by director Patricia Pérez

 

A magical journey into the heart and soul of the Peruvian food revolution following the dreams of world famous chef Gastón Acurio and his mission to bring his culture to the world, and social progress to Peru.

 

Peruvian director Patricia Pérez has more than 14 years of TV and Film Production experience. After finishing her Masters in Film Directing thanks to a Fulbright grant, she moved to Los Angeles where she has worked as a 2nd AD for several studios  and networks such as Disney, Paramount Pictures, Showtime, CBS, and ABC, among others. Her first documentary MISTURA- THE POWER OF FOOD won over a dozen awards internationally and was broadcast by National Geographic in the US and Direct TV in Latin America.

Her second documentary FINDING GASTÓN is part of the official selection for the acclaimed San Sebastián Film Festival – Culinary Zinema section.

Gastón Acurio is a chef, entrepreneur, and a leader of Peruvian cuisine. With more than 50 restaurants in 12 countries, many award winning books, and a weekly TV show, Acurio has received worldwide acclaim for starting a gastronomical revolution in Peru.

 

Official website: www.gastondoc.com

Trailer:  http://bit.ly/1nQRCAS

 

Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium – Inter-American Development Bank 1330 New York Avenue NW at Metro Center – Free and open to the public Photo ID required. iadb.org/cultural202.623.1410 @BIDCultura.

 

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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