Ceviche’s DNA

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Canada | 2015 | 85 minutes | Orlando Arriagada

Prepare for a delectable gastronomical journey through the history of Peru's most famous dish, ceviche: a simple preparation of fresh fish marinated in citrus that began as pre-Columbian cuisine and continues to inspire modern gourmets.

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Peru has only recently been deemed a new hot spot for cuisine, but their superstar dish, ceviche, has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Made up of as few as five ingredients—raw fish, salt, lemon, chili pepper, and onion—ceviche is a huge part of Peruvian culture and history. Originally prepared and eaten on the wooden boats of fishermen, ceviche is now the epitome of Peru's gastronomical evolution, and still a delicious national dish. This documentary travels from region to region, festival to farmer's market, to see the differences in the process of making, serving, and celebrating ceviche. Interviewing top chefs, small-town cooks, families, and fishermen, director Orlando Arriagada explores not only the culinary aspects of this dish but the environmental and sociopolitical facets as well. Ceviche's DNA illustrates how this simple yet scrumptious appetizer crosses social statuses and generations, gathering people together and strengthening Peru's relationships among fishermen, cooks, consumers, and nature.

Director Biography
Orlando Arriagada began his foray into film as a producer. The first film he worked on was the 2000 documentary Guantanamera Boxe, and eventually he went on to produce many more critically acclaimed documentaries. He directed his first film, Derrière le miracle, in 2011.

Sponsored by KING 5, Tulalip Tribes

  • Original Language Title: L'ADN du Ceviche
  • Director: Orlando Arriagada
  • Principal Cast: José Antonio del Castillo, Victor Pimentel, Ulla Holmquist, Valentín Paso Purisaca, Santiago Uceda Castillo
  • Premiere Status: North American Premiere
  • Country: Canada, Peru
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 85 minutes
  • Producer: Orlando Arriagada
  • Screenplay: Louis-François Grenier
  • Cinematographers: Alain Fournier
  • Editors: Guillermo Lopez-Pérez
  • Music: La Hacienda Creative
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP