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Document 2019
Our Voice of Earth, Memory and Future

Sat 26 October 2019

This digital restoration of Marta Rodríguez' and Jorge Silva's 1981 feature honours an important work of Latin American political cinema, one that doesn’t posit indigenous culture in romantic contrast to modernity, but rather recognises in it an aesthetic of resistance.

The dominant subject of Rodríguez and Silva's films is the centuries-long oppression of farmers and indigenous peoples in Colombia, and their equally long resistance. Nuestra voz de tierra, memoria y futuro is a film that would not exist without the critical participation of the indigenous farmers of Coconuco. Images no longer function as argumentative proof for eyewitness accounts, but rather form a tightly woven system of signs: furrows in the landscape, the backs of animals, the gestures of monuments, the myths and masks of the people and the breath that brings musical instruments to life.

Marta Rodríguez, Jorge Silva | Columbia | 1981 | 105m

Ticketing:

In order to make Document more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £2-£8 for our events, with free tickets also available on the day from the festival box office. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID. And, if you would like to book a free ticket in advance, or make a group booking of free tickets, please feel free to get in touch via info@documentfilmfestival.org.

We trust our audiences' honesty and hope that Document can be accessible for all whilst being supported to continue our activities in the future. For a rough guide on what to pay at our events, please visit our website.