Argentina / 2020 / 81’
Turbio River, the third feature film by the Argentinian Tatiana Mazú González, summons layers of time, space, and memory as the raw material for a motley – and often heartbreaking- palimpsest. In its poetic construction, diverse sound and visual files and materials are mixed: chat conversations between the director and a feminist militant aunt, plans, drawings, photographs, registers of violent repressions, oral testimonies, radio shows. That variety of resources, along with their experimental and counterpointing use, operate as a counternarrative that faces the verticality of a superstition according to which women are not allowed to enter a mine located in a town, called like the movie, so the mine will not get upset.
The documentary by Mazú González is an activist and transgressor and works next to a new moral, where the heritage and the transmitted do not do anything different than prolonging oppression. It films the prohibition, the edge, the limit: its challenge is to register the sound that does not sound, to enunciate the unspeakable. To build plurality. Because as Spinoza would say, the question is to see what a body can do and even more what a multitude of bodies can do. They are the promise of a revolt in which what is important is not the people from the past but the forthcoming one.
By Pedro Adrián Zuluaga
Prix Georges de Beauregard FID Marseille 2020.
Producer: Florencia Azorín | Photography: Tatiana Mazú González | Sound: Julián Galay | Editing: Sebastiana Zanzottera
CINEMATECA DE BOGOTÁ / Theatre 2
Wednesday, October 27th, 4:00 p.m.
Available from October 26th to November 1st at Virtual Theatre MIDBO for Colombia.