Chile / 2020 / 19’
Worshiping and creating myths about stars, animals, and nature’s phenomena is fundamental to the American Indigenous Peoples’ worldview. A system of beliefs that barely survives under the colonizer’s cultural imposition. “Mundo” depicts the dusk of the Aymara culture in a small Chilean town called Chucuyo, where the Evangelical Pentecostal mission arrives. Now, characters such as Matilde, an 87-year-old Aymara lady, consider that their indigenous beliefs are mere fabrications, a product of the ignorance and sin of their ancestors. This film reveals transformations -catalyzed by fear, guilt, and neglect- while bringing up discussions about respect and conservation of ancestral traditions against religious freedom and cultural openness.
By Andrés Pedraza Tabares
Best Short Documentary Film at FESAALP, FESTIVAL DE CINE LATINOAMERICANO DE LA PLATA
Producer: Ana Edwards | Casting: Matilde Morales |
CINEMATECA DE BOGOTÁ / THEATER 2
Friday, October 29th, 4:00 p.m.
Available from October 26th to November 1st, on the Virtual Theater MIDBO for Colombia.