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QAFF 2022 SELECTION
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Los chivos no comen corozo
Colombia Short 20' In the region of Los Moreneros, an Afro village in the foothills of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the Colombian Guajira; there is a community that treasures ancient knowledge of black cuisine. Midwives and old people know the secret of Chicharro, a corozo-based sauce that is only prepared there. To prevent this flavor from disappearing buried by time, a school arises in the backyards of the houses where the elders teach the children black recipes in wood stoves...
Colombia Animation 8'25 Reparations is an experimental animated short film that explores the phenomenon of migration (forced and voluntary), through the fragmentation and modulation of a character: A chair that moves as a result of invisible forces. Forces that sometimes represent coloniality, in others industrialization and in the most complex, the consequences of war. The chair object incorporates a search in the middle of marginalization, adaptation and inequality...
Asi, como nacen las matronas
Colombia Short 24' Julia, a young girl, who has been plagued by her family's misfortune, is forced to remain silent in the face of the continuous episodes of the continuous episodes of sexual abuse to which her uncle has subjected her since she was a child. very young. Living in poverty with a disabled mother and the memory of a father who died in questionable conditions.
En lo profundo de la cienaga
Colombia Short 10' A golf ball is thrown from the golf course of a luxurious hotel at the north of the city and ends up at the bottom of a swamp. Chima, a young girl who lives in a small village right next to the sea, the village being surrounded by the swamp, goes there every day to dive in and retrieve the balls from the depths of the mangrove swamp. Navigating through the canals, Chima arrives at the fishing port and walks around "calle caliente".
Colombia Documentary short 10' Balanta is the last name of three elder siblings Diego, Marta and Emeterio who have made afro-colombian traditional music together throughout their lifes. The film takes us on a trip into their lifes.
Con el Pelo Cucu
Colombia Short 19'28 MATILDE, an Afro-descendant woman who denies her roots, moves into her grandmother's house, where an old African mask seems to follow her. Overnight, her hair turns afro, and she travels to 1849. There, an enslaved woman asks her for help to escape from his slaver. To return to her time, she must face her prejudices and fears.
Colombia Short Experimental 22'48 "EKOBIO" takes its name from the word that Afro-Colombian writer Manuel Zapata Olivella adopted to refer to black people without calling them as such."EKOBIO" literally means friend or mate. From the free adaptation of excerpts from his novel "Changó the Biggest Badass", and the collaboration with Ekobios from Bocachica (insular area of Cartagena-Colombia) we created "Mise en Scènes" and improvised performances.
Chi ma Nkongo
Colombia Documentary 91' This film is the story of a great musical group from San Basilio de Palenque: “Las Alegres Ambulancias”. The year is 1999 and we are in San Basilio de Palenque, a famous town founded by Afro Maroons in the seventeenth century.