Documentaries that investigate coloniality will be exhibited in the Cultural Diversity Week

With the title Coloniality, fiction and memory and within the framework of the Cultural Diversity Week, the screening of four documentary films will take place, from October 12 to 15, in the Hilarión Hernández Larguía Room (3rd floor) of the Roberto Fontanarrosa Cultural Center. Organized by BienalSur, Transversal Content Program (Faculty of Humanities and Arts, UNR) and the Roberto Fontanarrosa Cultural Center itself and with free admission (limited capacity by order of arrival), the cycle aims to put audiovisual materials into consideration for the audience. they inquire into the proposed topics and are representative of their problems.

The great riverby Rubén Plataneo

From its origins, the documentary genre was linked to the colonial company. As with anthropology, the creation documentary has become a powerful critical tool of the forms of representation of the Other that it originally knew how to configure. The memory of violence and uprooting that indigenous peoples and migrants from the global south continue to experience is revisited through the heteronomous gesture of giving voice to the other. The proposal offers four days in which documentaries by Rubén Plataneo and Pablo Romano from Rosario, and Valeria Mapelman and Alejandro Fernández Mouján will be screened and will end with a public conversation between the four filmmakers about the so-called creation documentary.

October Pilagáby Valeria Mapelman

Tuesday 12: Screening of The great river

David, a young rapper from Guinea known as Black Doh, stows away on overseas ships to the land of Maradona. In Africa his friends, his family and his mother remained, whom he did not see again. He records his first album with songs in the Soussou, French and Spanish languages. Years later, his first album reaches his homeland. This is a film that travels between Argentina and Africa, reflecting routes and filial roots, clashes and meeting of cultures. The direction and script is by Rubén Plataneo and the presentation by Rubén Chababo.

Wednesday 13: Screening of October Pilagá

In October 1947, the second year of the first government of Juan Domingo Perón, in a place called La Bomba, in northern Argentina, hundreds of people belonging to the Pilagá people were murdered. The fear sown by the State covered the events with a blanket of silence. More than sixty years after the massacre, the survivors reveal details of what happened in a documentary that demanded more than three years of investigation from its director in the province of Formosa and in official archives. It is directed and written by Valeria Mapelman and will present Claudia Gotta.

Thursday 14: Screening of Damian Krygga

In 1896, a three-year-old Aché girl is captured after a massacre in the Paraguayan jungle. It becomes an object of study for anthropologists of the moment. More than 100 years later, his remains are found in the Museum of Natural Sciences of La Plata and the Hospital Charité in Berlin. Directed by Alejandro Fernández Mouján and presented by Marcela Valdata.

Friday 15: Screening of Longing for rebellion and conversation about the creation documentary with the directors of the documentaries presented.

On April 21, 1904, the town of San Javier was the scene of a confrontation between the Mocoví population and the Creoles and immigrants who inhabited the region. The event was the result of a long succession of conflicts between the aborigines and the “whites”, a process characterized by the marginalization and exploitation of the Mocovíes by European descendants. What today we can think of as a movement to demand the original settlers, was conceived in its time as an “attack by Indians” and justified the repression that ended in a massacre. Longing for rebellion It is a documentary about the memory of a massacre that occurred a hundred years ago and how the specters of that massacre haunt the spaces of the community. The direction, production and image are by Pablo Romano.

Longing for rebellionby Pablo Romano

After the cycle, the four documentaries will be available for viewing in Cairo online on October 18 and 19.

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