After a three-week break, we resumed the distribution of our series on platforms, premiering its second chapter. We continue to believe in the struggle of social leaders and communities for their rights, and we reiterate our desire for a peaceful resolution of Colombia’s situation. We call for dialogue and the exercise of empathy, which allows us to understand the needs of the people.
LA MOCHILA DESGUALANGA’ leaves the silence to continue telling the stories that we find in the Pacific territory with the hope that the record of our experiences will allow you to get closer to that beautiful and contrasted territory in a more intimate way.
This experience took place in Buenaventura, the largest port in Colombia, 4 years after May and Gustavo’s first voyage.
During those 4 days -96 hours- in a fast operation of filming and investigation, 7 filmmakers recorded encounters with surprising characters and places that, with their openness and sincerity, shared ancestral thoughts and knowledge.
We invite you to load your backpack with us again and fully enter the Buenaventura Expedition, with this chapter called ¡Living Pacific, touring Buenaventura! that reflects the tenacity of the women of the territories.
The podcast is part of a more extensive experience, where videos, texts, map routes and other multimedia materials are connected for a more complete approach and from different points of view. To access all this content, you can follow the links found in the chapter description or connect from the project website.
We recommend listening to the podcast with the blog entry that complements the stories narrated by May and Gustavo and leaving us your comments, congratulations and / or criticisms about the contents in the blog’s comment box.
Currently, the blogs of La Mochila Desgualanga’ are available in Spanish and English, including those that complement each podcast chapter, in order to share the stories with people from all over the world, the team of creators is still looking for collaborators who can donate their work for the translation of the podcast scripts into English.
Previous entry of the La Mochila related to the arrival of the team to Buenaventura:
Making films in the regions is a commitment we have had since the creation of Studio AYMAC over 7 years ago. Today, we can affirm that this journey filled with adventures has allowed us to tell stories in unexplored places, facing unique challenges, and proposing diverse production schemes where the only non-negotiable element is quality, not only in terms of technical equipment but also in the well-being of the filmmakers, safety, and every link in the legal chain.
Having traveled the world for three years, the film shot in the salsa capital will finally premiere next Friday, June 9th, in one of the most emblematic spaces for art and independent cinema exhibitions: La Tertulia Museum’s Cinemateca.
The Shadow arrives in Colombia with awards and recognitions such as Best Director at the Lusca Film Festival in Puerto Rico, Honorable Mention from the Jury at the Festival International Du Film Panafricain in Cannes, Best Actor and Best Film at the Bangalore Short Film Festival in India, and with premieres in renowned venues in France, the United States, Germany, Brazil and Canada.