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The EthnoFictions of Laura Huertas Millán (N/C 15+)

14 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA Cinema
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We welcome Colombian filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán, screening three works that combine multiple modes of storytelling to explore the spaces where documentary, anthropology and fiction intertwine. A triptych of rich and poignant portraits—all produced by Millán during a practice-based PhD between Beaux-Arts de Paris and Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab—deftly move between the real and the imagined; melodrama and memoir; staged performance and interview to challenge the colonial roots of ethnography, examining complex ideas around representation, womanhood, and individual and collective freedoms. 

Presented by Open City Documentary Festival.

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La Libertad

La Libertad follows a group of matriarchal weavers in Mexico, formally mimicking the examination of an object through subtle shifts in scale and space.

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  • Director Laura Huertas Millán
  • Duration 30m
  • Country Colombia/Mexico/France
  • Year 2017
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By chance, the filmmaker accidently superimposed on the same 16mm film stock the architectural portrait of a university in Bogota and the portrait of Jenny, a transgender millennial talking about her heroin addiction.

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  • Director Laura Huertas Millán
  • Duration 6m
  • Country Colombia/France
  • Year 2018
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Sol Negro

Antonia is a singer whose beauty is uncommon, lush and somber. Recovering from a suicide attempt in rehab, her family ties are irreparably broken. But her sister remains deeply affected by what happened.

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  • Director Laura Huertas Millán
  • Duration 43m
  • Country Colombia/France
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 1h45m
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