Open the Countryside
María Rojas Arias
Colombia – Portugal / 2021 / 25’
A red-dyed subjective shot that lurks around; a visit to a past that still haunts the streets of Líbano, Tolima. This story -told by Aura, an anarchist old lady from this town- relives a pioneer attempt to seize power and fight to improve living conditions, led by a group of shoemakers known as Líbano’s Bolsheviks on the evening of July 29th, 1929. The traces of La Violencia (“The Violence,” a decade-long civil war in Colombia) through the 16mm lens of María Rojas Arias and the story of her grandmother bring up a rebellious and anarchist spirit that is still alive and projects it into the future.
By Mateo Vallejo
Producer: Andrés Jurado | Photography: María Rojas, Andrés Jurado | Sound: María Rojas Arias. |
CINEMATECA DE BOGOTÁ / Theatre 2
Friday, October 29th, 4:00 p.m.
Available from October 26th to November 1st, on the Virtual Theatre MIDBO for Colombia.