By Juan Pablo POLANCO, César Alejandro JAIMES


Documentary - Completed 2018

In the middle of the Guajira Desert, Doris, a young Wayuu woman, exhumes her cousin’s remains in order to meet her for the last time. Through a sensory journey this ritual leads her to confront death and blend the world of the dreams with the world of the living.

& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2019
World Cinema Documentary Competition
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2019
Zurich FF 2019
New World View
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Pablo POLANCO, César Alejandro JAIMES
    • Synopsis
    • On a windy night in the Colombian desert, a young Wayúu woman named Doris sleeps in her hammock and dreams of reuniting with a deceased cousin. When she awakens and shares the encounter with her grandmother, they agree that her vision suggests the beginning of an ancient ritual, one central to their culture’s relationship with death, dreams, and memory. According to custom, Doris must travel to her cousin’s grave and exhume the body from its coffin. Only after she cleanses her cousin’s bones will the physical and spiritual barriers of death crumble.