Colonialismo silencioso

La Sur Real presents “El colonialismo silencioso” (The Silent Colonialism), a space of dialogue in which three short documentaries analyze projects related to mining and extractivism;

El Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia, lithium mining in Chile, and the Mayan Train Project in Mexico, will approach these cases from a decolonial perspective to problematize the power relations between the North and the Global South, taking a historical journey from the time of colonization of AbyaYala (Latin America) to the present: Globalization, the commodification of nature, and its relationship to climate change, revealing that these ecocidal and ethnocidal power relations between the Global North and South are still in effect.

While the sky is being cut, we bloom – Leipzig

SONG OF THE FLIES III – NIGHT

 Ana Maria Vallejo

Germany/Colombia

15:33

2021

Song of the Flies III – night – Do murderers sleep? The purple color of a dark night, the sound of the marimba with its sweet music is mistaken for fear. The long day of war is over, but the war continues. The film translates the desolation caused by the violence of the Colombian armed conflict through the poetic voice of Maria Mercedes Carranza (1945-2003) and the audiovisual dialogue between 9 Colombian artists. The archival images, the artists’ memories, and the recurring use of animated loops bring to life the landscapes ravaged by violence and construct a polyphony of memory and mourning, a universal song of pain.

RESIDENTES (THE CITIZENS)

Yameli Gómez Jiménez

Germany

20:00

2020

In Chicago’s O’Hare airport, Ana Laura is saying her children goodbye, promising that she will come back as soon as her immigrations issues are solved. In a neighboorhod in Charlestone, South Carolina, Marshalls and ICE agents arrive at Jesus house with just a picture of his driver´s license. After being taken out of his house, handcuffed, he has to stand a long process. Despite living undocumented, both were exemplary “citizens” in the US for more than 10 years: contributing to the country, the community, paying taxes. However, their efforts were not recognized since they did not have documents. 

PRASINA / DUST

Filip Markovinović

Serbia

09:19

2022

A short experimental film created by combining personal archives and found footage. The film takes us through dreamy spaces of memory and forgotten moments from childhood.

A10K : ROTATING SHOW

Mayra Morán

Chile/Spain

06:38

2021

An audiovisual proposal that intertwines material of an event occurred on October 2, 2020, in the context of the protests in Chile, and the words of Nona Fernández, invoking questions about the course that draws us.

GRANDMA´S RECIPE

Daniela Miranda

Chile

11:00 min

2022

Cooking and memory come together in this short story that introduces us to the story of Ofelia Moreno, an activist who dedicated 40 years of her life to seek truth and justice for her family executed by the Chilean civil-military dictatorship, while cooking delicious gnocchi with tomato sauce (let the sauce boil!). Accompanied by an original soundtrack and landscapes of Santiago in the 80’s.

BLACK CHALK

Julieta Tetelbaum 

England/Argentina

07:56

2022

Black Chalk’ is a film about the intimacy of a woman with Down’s Syndrome who writes with black chalk a list of daily activities to organise her life. It’s the story of a non-industrialised-healthy body.

(IN) MORAL BOOK: ETHIC TO LOSE THE WAY

Andrea Grain Hayton

Mexico

12:48

2021

After the republishing of the “Moral Book“(Alfonso Reyes, 1952) by the actual Presidency of Mexico, a text without relevance for the current century and with no inclusion of women nor non-masculine groups, a group of women poets made a ludic re-writing of some of its sections as a feminist manifesto, embracing our voices in this patriarchal society. Later, this video poem was made, as an urgent exercise against the violent treatment that the Mexican State has decided to give us, the women as citizens. This is a reunion of visions in Spanish, English and Spanglish.

84

Daniel Cortés

Colombia

13:22

2020

Today in Colombia, the last peace agreement shatters to pieces and violence takes over the country. Two films shot in 1984, lost for more than thirty years, come to light together. 84 drags the viewer between fiction and documentary through this cursed reels, into a divided country, between cities and countryside, condemned by a dark omen of repetition and death.

NO AMO BERLIN

Alex Ríos

Germany/Colombia

12:31 min

2020

An exciting journey through the false illusion of freedom, conscience and ecology in one of the most important capitals of Europe. Revealing the colonial, racist and extractivist context. The film is the result of research conducted by the director together with migrants in the streets of Berlin, in search of information about colonialism, migration and the current relations of Berlin and Germany with the countries of the global south. 

LOOP

Pablo Polledri

Spain

08:00 min

2021

In this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again.

We never agreed – Berlín

PRESAGIO

Juliana Zuluaga & Tiagx Vélez

Colombia

20:51 min

2022

The roar of the beast springs from the deepest well of the earth. The lightning, the wind, the river, foretell the friction of the times.  The ecosystems that have reigned for hundreds of years are trembling. Short film in collaboration with trans-animal artist Analú Laferal.

AMONG SAVAGES

Kervin Saint Pere

Germany

14:40 min

2020

With regard to the current debate about the return and origin of the “objects” shown in museums in scientific contexts or under scientific pretexts, a story is told that has almost never been told before: Carlos Poppe was a seller of shrunken heads of the Amazonian tribes.

KHON-TEMPORARY

Methas Chantawongs

Thailand

04:14 min

2022

A project that was adapted from the word “Contemporary” in combination with “KHON”, a traditional Thai mask dance drama, to be the contemporary animation/video based on its concept, performing and movement. Chantawongs has taken the movements of KHON as a base and digitally mixed them with colors and textures to present them together with the rearranged story of the original epic. It is about a character who made a mistake and was driven to the other side of the border of the gods and left in the place of humans to have new experiences and survive.

WÄREN SIE MAL BESSER ZU HAUSE GEBLIEBEN

Aline Juaréz

Germany

05:30 min

2020

The documentary tells the experience of a woman of color while she’s in detention for taking pictures of an action against arms exportation during the lockdown in Berlin caused by Covid-19.

LA RECETA DE LA ABUELA

Daniela Miranda

Chile

11:00 min
2022

Cooking and memory come together in this short story that introduces us to the story of Ofelia Moreno, an activist who dedicated 40 years of her life to seek truth and justice for her family executed by the Chilean civil-military dictatorship, while cooking delicious gnocchi with tomato sauce (let the sauce boil!). Accompanied by an original soundtrack and landscapes of Santiago in the 80’s.

POEMA EN SINCRO

Juan Ignacio Angaroni

Argentina

03:27 min

2022

A life archive implies an extensive variety of nuances. From absolute templance to the wildest vertigo. The structural walls of imposed beauty break under the heavy strike of fabulations  we decide to create, new forms are born.

PASQUINES

Laura Carmona Hoyos

Colombia

07:52 min

2021

In a city obsessed with the absolute freedom of germs, rivers hide tainted truths.

LLUEVE

Carolina Corral Paredes & Magali Rocha Donnadieu

Mexico

11:21 min

2021

Animated documentary that tells the story of María, a mother who discovers that the Morelos prosecutor’s office has buried her son and 115 other bodies in a hidden mass grave. Maria and her sister forced the government to open the grave and succeeded in recovering those buried there. Maria is guided by the rain. When it rains, it means that her son Oliver is sending her signs that he is on the right track in his struggle to recover the disappeared.

DEEP BLUE / AZUL PROFUNDO

Sebastian Wiedemann

Colombia

07:45 min

2020

Springs and Apneas between Worlds to resist and re-exist the pandemic. The power of the womb of the world. Faced with thousands of bodies that cannot breathe and die from Covid-19, this work reflects on the force of apnea as a way to access primal states of life. If Covid-19 is a consequence of anthropic actions, this work is proposed to be a gesture of resistance by appealing to a connection with the cosmos and the sources of life.

NO AMO BERLIN

Alex Ríos

Germany/Colombia

12:31 min

2020

An exciting journey through the false illusion of freedom, conscience and ecology in one of the most important capitals of Europe. Revealing the colonial, racist and extractivist context. The film is the result of research conducted by the director together with migrants in the streets of Berlin, in search of information about colonialism, migration and the current relations of Berlin and Germany with the countries of the global south.

LOOP

Pablo Polledri

España

08:00 min

2021

In this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again.

MUJER ESPÍRITU

Adriana Ronquillo

Music: Ampersan

México

06:10 min 

2020

Spirit Woman is an animation inspired by the ceremonial chants of Maria Sabina, Mazateca sage, connoisseur of indigenous medicine based on the understanding of flora and fauna. Mujer Espíritu is a hybrid animation that immerses us in the vision of the natural world through the music of the Mexican band Ampersan. This piece was created by  La Furia Estudios and produced by Chancha Vía Circuito, with the aim offering a poem of light in uncertain times.