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Exploring Nature - Nov 12 to Nov 18

Jiíbie Laura Huertas Millán

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In this new short, Laura Huertas Millán (retrospective, RIDM 2019) films the ritual production of coca powder in the Amazonian community of Muina-Muruí. Called mambe in Spanish and jiíbie in Uitoto, the green powder is the foundation of the group’s social ties and has a sacred role in the community. More person than product, it holds the key to spiritual awakening and facilitates political discussions. Observing each step in the production ritual, the director focuses on the men’s words and movements, invoking a form of resistance against the European colonialism that repressed, appropriated and hijacked the use of coca. The contours of a different relationship between nature and society are revealed through a polyphonic activity. (Charlotte Selb)

competition : Short and Medium-Length International Competition

Jiíbie

  • Country : Colombia, France
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Spanish
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 24 MIN
  • Cinematography : Mauricio Reyes
  • Editing : Laura Huertas Millán
  • Production : Laura Huertas Millán
  • Music : Lea Bertucci
  • Sound Design : Laura Huertas Millán
  • Sound Design : Jocelyn Robert
Filmography of Laura Huertas Millán :

Aequador (2012)
Black Sun (2016)
La Libertad (2017)
jeny303 (2018)
The Labyrinth (2018)



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