We Rent Washing Machines And Other Colombian Short Films
Wed 11 October 2023
We Rent Washing Machines - Se alquilan lavadoras / Jeferson Romero / Colombia / 2021
This programme of shorts, screened both in Glasgow and Edinburgh, presents a small sample of stories and realities from across varied regions of Colombia and expressed through different genres.
From Balanta (Fernanda Piñeda & Gregor Kuhlmann, 2021), a moving musical documentary from the Colombian Pacific Coast, to El Juicio (Luckas Perro, 2020), a historical fiction about justice being taken into the hands of urban guerrillas in Medellín during the 1990s, from We Rent Washing Machines (Jeferson Romero, 2021), a splendid portrait of the inhabitants of peripheral neighborhoods of Bogotá through a man who rents washing machines, to the people of the mountains of Santander in the fiction short film Pensándote (Yosman Serrano, 2022), where a radio contest is just an excuse for showing solidarity, and finally from Flores de otro patio (Jorge Cadena, 2022 ) a story set in the Colombian Caribbean that follows a group of Queer activists who use unorthodox performative actions to fight together against the various social injustices that plague the Caribbean region of Colombia, to La Perra (Carla Melo Gampert, 2023), a Cannes award-winning animation about being a woman in a patriarchal society.
This programme shows the complexity of the Colombian physical and political landscape through its most recent audiovisual productions, depicting a territory full of tenderness and diversity, resisting injustice and eager to change its historical reality of systemic violence.
Screening includes flashing lights.