The Dora the Explorer film, which will premiere next August in the United States, is inspired by the Machu Picchu citadel and will have references to the Inca culture.
Based on Nickelodeon's popular animated series, the film stars Isabela Moner, an actress of Peruvian descent. Moner was interviewed by Forbes.com and revealed that in order to play Dora she had to learn Quechua, the most widely spoken indigenous language in Peru.
"The Peruvian community is going to go crazy! Dora's adventures will take the audience to Machu Picchu, exploring the Inca culture. I learned Quechua so I could speak it in the film because Dora is very cultured and she knows everything about everything," said the actress, who did not hesitate for a moment to be proud of her Peruvian roots.
The artist has also mentioned the possibility of holding a premiere in Peru: "I've been trying to talk to the director about having a premiere there, because I think it's appropriate. If that's not possible, I'll just go when it premieres to make it a big event, because it's a great opportunity," she told Forbes.
With this declaration, it is confirmed that part of the film’s story will take place in Peru, which will be a great international exhibition of our cultural and historical riches, especially because of the role that will be played by the 17-year-old actress and singer.
It is important to point out that Dora the Explorer is the first live-action version of the children's series. The film will feature performances by Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez, while the film will be directed by James Bobin.
This is not the first time that Peru is the setting for foreign films; however, the long-awaited film will be shown to a different audience as it is a family film.
In 2018, Peru received 641,280 tourists from the United States, an increase of 7.1% over the previous year. This percentage represented 15% of all foreign visitors.
American tourists carry out activities that are primarily geared towards culture, nature and adventure. They spend US$ 1445 on average, generating US$ 769 million in foreign currency.
Isabela Moner was recently named one of Variety's 10 Latinxs To Watch in 2019.