Podcast, Arts & Culture

Episode 28: On Andean Horror: The monster always represents the fear we repress — with Maria Cecilia Saba

October 28, 2019
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On this episode of Below the Radar, our Communications Coordinator Rachel Wong sits down with Maria Cecilia Saba to talk about Andean horror films. Maria Cecilia currently is the Teen Programs Coordinator at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, but previously she worked as the Interim Program Coordinator for our office. We talk to Maria Cecilia about what got her interested in researching two Peruvian-Andean horror films for her Master’s thesis, what her personal experience with horror films are, and how she came to understand the viewing of horror films as a visceral journey and cathartic experience. 

About Our Guest

Maria Cecilia Saba

Maria Cecilia Saba is a Peruvian media artist, programmer and researcher who currently lives in the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh First Nations. Before coming to Vancouver, she worked as a documentary film instructor at the University of Lima and earned a diploma in Arts & Cultural Management from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. She completed the MA program in Comparative Media Arts at Simon Fraser University, where she focused her research on Peruvian Andean horror films. In October 2015 she curated and produced the Andean Horror Film Fest in Vancouver. She has worked at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. She currently works at Emily Carr University and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF).



Wong, Rachel. “On Andean Horror: The monster always represents the fear we repress — with Maria Cecilia Saba.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, October 28, 2019.


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