Year2023 Duration25 min. Projection formatDCP ColourBlack & White LanguageSpanish DirectorDaniel Cortés Ramírez EditorJuan Cañola, Daniel Cortés SoundDaniel Giraldo, Alejandro Bernal, Deimer Quintero MusicDaniel Giraldo, Alejandro Bernal Production José Manuel Duque, Daniel Cortés, Germán García FestivalsIDFA 2023, Muestra Internacional de documental de Bogotá 2023, Festival de cine de Popayán

Spanish premiere


A cycle of oppression and resistance, of funeral processions and protest marches, moves through time like an expanding mass of earth.

Crowd scenes usually get less screen time than familiar faces in close-ups. Avalancha reverses this usual practice in cinema by exploring Colombian film archives searching for images of collective grief – when faced with the deaths of popular political leaders over all the years since cinema began, people turn out to demonstrate. The funerals become protests. From the ghostly faces of early sensitive material, to current records of popular demonstrations, including all the different textures of analogical video, the history of violence against popular leaders seems to be a coarse thread which runs through the history of a country. 

Lucía Salas

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Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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