Year2019 Duration25 min. DirectorLaura Huertas Millán PhotographyMauricio Reyes EditorLaura Huertas Millán SoundLaura Huertas Millán, Jocelyn Robert MusicLea Bertucci’s Patterns for Alto

The fabrication ritual of the green coca powder (called mambe or “Jiíbie”) unveils an ancestral myth of kinship. In the Muiná-Muruí community, the coca plant is not a product, but a sacred interlocutor, the beating heart of a collective body.

Laura Huertas Millán

Laura Huertas Millán is a French-Colombian filmmaker. After an MFA at Beaux-Art de Paris and Le Fresnoy, she completed a PhD between Paris Science et Lettres University (PSL) and the Sensory Ethnography Lab (Harvard University) with a series of "ethnographic fictions" films. Her hybrid films has been exhibited at the Viennale, Toronto, New York, Rotterdam, La Habana or Cinéma du Réel (Paris); and have won prizes in Locarno, FIDMarseille, Doclisboa and Videobrasil, among others. Retrospectives of her work have been organised in film festivals such as Mar del Plata, RIDM, Curtocircuito, and the Flaherty Seminar, Docs Kingdom; and cinematheques as TIFF Lightbox, Bogota´s Cinematheque, the Harvard Film Archive and London´s ICA. 

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