A filmmaker negotiates his roots in an Andean village in an ethnographic documentary turned personal diary.
Latin America is a melting pot of diverse, competing and merging histories and identities that are constantly being negotiated and articulated. This focus explores the landscape of Latin America through its mythologies, trodden by a community of young and emerging filmmakers from countries such as Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Dominican Republic. It includes a dialogue session with director Miguel Hilari (Bolivia) and co-curator Juan Daniel F Molero (Peru) who will be showing a preview of his new work, i_mutating. Including fiction, documentary, experimental, essay films and the hybrid forms in-between and beyond – these films delve into personal, collective and arcane histories, spirituality, and ways of living. Through new strategies that expand the boundaries of cinema, these filmic practices challenge the stagnancy of old myths by actively partaking in the art of mythmaking in its push towards exploring the syncretic tendencies of Latin America.
Co-curated with Juan Daniel F Molero
Co-presented with The Arts House.