MATACHINDÉ

By Víctor PALACIOS

COLECTIVO MEJODA - as PROD

First film - Completed 2014

In a hidden small town of the Colombian´s Pacific coast, an afro community has re-appropriated of the Easter Celebration with their African roots.

Festivals
& Awards

The Other History Film Festival 2014
Best Documentary
Anaconda Awards 2014
Oficial Selection
The City Moon Film Festival 2014
Oficial Selection
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Documental Iberoamericano
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Víctor PALACIOS
    • Writer(s)
    • Victor PALACIOS
    • Producer(s)
    • Martha ines CUERO OLAVE (Colectivo MEJODA), Victor PALACIOS (COLECTIVO MEJODA)
    • Synopsis
    • Eight hours ago from the city of Buenaventura (in Colombia) there is the small village of “Juntas de Yurumanguí”, an afro community has re-appropriated of the Easter Celebration with their African roots. Far from clergy´s control, the settlers have autonomy in their religious practices, and they have made of the Easter celebration a cultural resistance practice. During the celebration, the “matachines” wake up to life, and after an appropriation and ingrained process they become the spiritual representation of the community.
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