Open Air Screening of Utama (2022) at Red Cross Asylum Centre, Westakker


Saturday 3 August, 2024


Red Cross Westakker Asylum Centre

Grote Baan 111, 9100 Sint-Niklaas

Open Air Screening of Utama (2022) at Red Cross Asylum Centre, Westakker

On SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST we have been invited to bring together the residents of Westakkers and their neighbours together for an OPEN AIR CINEMA. 

In collaboration with Red Cross and MOOOV, Utama (2022, 87’) will be shown.

WHAT: Screening of Utama (Alejandro Loayza Grisi, 2022, 87’) – Spanish, Quechua – NL/FR Subtitles 

WHEN: SATURDAY 3RD JULY – 21:00 – 23:00 

WHERE: Red Cross Asylum Centre, Westakker , Grote Baan 111, 9100 Sint-Niklaas


21:00 Doors

21:30 Screening

This is a FREE event but PLEASE RESERVE your seat by emailing


In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily routine for years. When an uncommonly long drought threatens their entire way of life, Virginio and Sisa face the dilemma of resisting or being defeated by the passage of time. Everything is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news. In Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s astonishing feature debut, the three of them will face, each in their own way, the environment, the necessity for change, and the meaning of life itself.


Alejandro Loayza Grisi was born in 1985 in La Paz, Bolivia. He studied Communication at the Catholic University of Bolivia and Advertising in Córdoba, Argentina. In 2010, he began working as a photographer and DoP for the film production company, ALMA FILMS. He has won two national prizes in photography: second place in the La Paz City photography contest in 2012 and first place in 2013. He started directing in 2014, mostly music videos. With these videos, he has participated in the Fenavid International Film Festival, Bogota Video Film Festival, Jaipur Film Festival and Trenton All Night Art.