The Corral and the Wind

El Corral y el viento

Showtimes

*Filmmaker in Attendance
Total duration with accompanying shorts is 87 minutes.

Synopsis

A filmmaker journeys back to Santiago de Okola, his father’s Andean village in Bolivia that he only visited once as a child. With his camera, director Miguel Hilari seeks to find his place in a distant land where only his uncle remains. In the process, he documents the everyday life in the village. It is a rural place displaced from modernity, a community of farmers consisting of the aging and the young, where children recite poems of Quechua and Aymara independence and history.

The Corral and the Wind is threaded with a sense of authenticity that stems from the desire to reconstruct one’s identity lost through time and distance. As a place where a camera is a curious object, Hilari captures scenes of life that are intimate yet riddled with a sense of disconnect.

The Corral and the Wind will be screened with Revolution, Primavera and Forward. Total duration is 87 minutes.

Credits

  • web-102-thecorralandthewind-director Miguel Hilari is born in 1985 in La Paz, Bolivia. He studied filmmaking in La Paz, Santiago and Barcelona. A member of the Bolivian film collective Socavón Cine, he has produced the film Juku (2011), co-written and co-directed the documentary From Low Down (2012) and directed his short Adelante (2014).
  • Miguel Hilari
  • Miguel Hilari
  • Francisco Hilari, Noelia Gamarra, Hernán Gamarra
  • Socavón Cine / Miguel Hilari - miguelhilari@socavoncine.com

Revolution

Revolución

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Synopsis

Made out of fragments of footage filmed while making propaganda documentaries for the state lottery, and edited according to theoretical precepts of Soviet montage, Revolución could be considered Bolivia’s first experimental film.

Credits

  • Jorge Sanjinés (b. 1936, La Paz, Bolivia) is one of the most prominent leftist filmmakers from Latin America. His films, which include The Blood of the Condor (1969) and The Courage of the People (1971), are concerned with the construction of a cinema that can effectively communicate revolutionary ideas to the working class.

Primavera

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Synopsis

A young girl lives with her grandmother and two brothers in the fields. She helps out in the household and walks the family's goats. One day, she is chosen to be the Queen of Spring at her school’s coronation.

Credits

  • Joaquín Tapia Guerra, born in 1999, Bolivia, left his studies in Literature to pursue filmmaking. He collaborates with Gilmar Gonzales, Simón Avilés, Miguel Hilari after meeting them at a workshop.

Forward

Adelante

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Synopsis

Energy in a time and space. An exploration of the relationship between dance and ritual.

Credits

  • web-102-2-forward-director Miguel Hilari is born in 1985 in La Paz, Bolivia. He studied filmmaking in La Paz, Santiago and Barcelona. A member of the Bolivian film collective Socavón Cine, he has produced the film Juku (2011), co-written and co-directed the documentary From Low Down (2012) and directed his short Adelante (2014).

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