Panquiaco (2020)

  • Neighboring Scenes
  • 1h 20m
  • Panama

Returning from Portugal to Panama, the land that brims with promise, Cebaldo revisits his hometown with the familiar eyes of someone who grew up there but also the alienation of someone who left. Ana Elena Tejera’s poetic debut feature moves freely between fiction and documentary, as a story about myths, rituals, memory, and identity unfolds. A record of the history of Panama and the encounters and disagreements between the protagonist’s past and present show us that the most painful exile is the exile from whom we once were—and the things that made us what we now are.


Ana Elena Tejera


Portuguese, Dulegaya



Bonus Content

Neighboring Scenes 2021 Trailer
Panquiaco Q&A with Ana Elena Tejera
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