Colombia, France | 2019 | DCP | Color | 24 min | Laura Huerta Millán
THURSDAY 1 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 24 MIN.
THURSDAY 8 | CINEMEX ALTAVISTA | 18:00 HRS. | 85 MIN.
Director: Laura Huerta Millán
Producer: Laura Huerta Millán
Cinematography: Mauricio Reyes
Editing: Laura Huerta Millán
Sound: Laura Huerta Millán, Jocelyn Robert
Music: Lea Bertucci
Production Company: Monteñero Cine, Les Productions Balthazar
Voices: Cristobal Gomez Abel, Pedro Armando Sopin Morales, Harold Jeferson Gomez Florez, Gilber Olmedo Morales.
The elaboration ritual of a green coca powder (called mambe or “Jíibie”) unveils an ancestral myth of kinship. In the Muiná-Muruí Amazonian community, the coca plant is not a product, but a sacred interlocutor, the beating heart of a collective body.
Laura Huertas Millán is a French-Colombian filmmaker. After an MFA at Beaux-Art de Paris and Le Fresnoy, she completed a PhD between Paris Science et Lettres University (PSL) and the Sensory Ethnography Lab (Harvard University) with a series of “ethnographic fictions” films. Part of the official selections of the Viennale, the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, Rotterdam, La Habana or Cinéma du Réel (Paris), her hybrid films have earned prizes in Locarno, FIDMarseille, Doclisboa and Videobrasil, among others. Retrospectives of her work have been organised in film festivals such as Mar del Plata, RIDM, Curtocircuito, the Flaherty Seminar, Docs Kingdom and cinematheques as TIFF Lightbox, Bogota’s Cinematheque, the Harvard Film Archive and London’s ICA. Her films have been widely shown in the contemporary art world, in a number of biennials (Liverpool, FRONT Triennial, ScreenCity, Videonale, Momenta), museums (Centre Pompidou, Jeu de Paume, the Guggenheim NY, Times Art Center Berlin, MASP) and galleries (Instituto de Visión, Filles du Calvaire…). Her art works are part of public and private collections in Europe and the Americas.
Berlinale – Forum Expanded – 2020, Germany
Mar de Plata International Film festival – Official Selection – Argentina
Punto de Vista – International Competition – Spain
European Media Art Festival – International competition- Germany