Songs that Flood the River (Cantos que inundan el río)

  • Elena Elena

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$5.00 (no online fee)
Student (Box Office Only):$5.00
Film Info
Original Title:Cantos que inundan el río
Programs:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Afro-Latino Focus
Tags:Documentary
Music
Social Justice
Human Rights
History
Includes Q&A
Filmmaker Intro
Release Year:2021
Runtime:72 min
Country/Region:Colombia
Language:Spanish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Habanero Film Sales
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/536981105
Cast/Crew
Director:Germán Arango Rendón
Producer:Ana María Muñoz
Cinematographer:Liberman Arango
Screenwriter:Germán Arango
Gustavo Vasco
Editor:Gustavo Vasco
Composer:Oneida Orejuela Barco
Cantadoras de Bojayá

Description

MSP Film Society will require, at the time of entry, either proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative results from a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the screening. Masks are strongly recommended for all screenings regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. For more information regarding MSP Film Society's COVID-19 policy CLICK HERE.

Access to Cine Latino streaming movies are geo-restricted to viewers in Minnesota and a MN billing address is required to purchase a ticket.

Your ticket includes a recorded introduction and Q&A with director Germán Arango Rendón.

Preceded by the short film, Elena.


Along the riverbank in the small community of Bellavista, a young Oneida learned to sing alabados, traditional funeral chants sung by Afro-Colombians on the Pacific coast to bid farewell to the dead as they return to the realm of souls. When she was eight years old, a snake devoured her leg, leaving her for dead in the jungle—a looming metaphor for what was to come. Oneida and her community found themselves in the midst of terror as war escalated in Colombia and their town became the site of one of Colombia’s deadliest confrontations, the Boyajá Massacre. As an adult, Oneida’s alabados are now sung for the millions of souls who have suffered as a result of this conflict. Mesmerizing and hypnotic director Germán Arango, together with Oneida, weave a melodious tale marking the scars of her misfortune and that of Colombia’s, to realize a healed future.


En la ribera del rio en la pequeña comunidad de Bellavista, la joven Oneida aprendió a cantar alabados que son cantos tradicionales para funerales, cantado por afrocolombianos en la costa del Pacífico para despedir a los difuntos cuando retornan al mundo de las almas. Cuando ella tenía ocho años de edad, una serpiente devoró su pierna, dejándola por muerta en la selva—una metáfora amenazante de lo que se avecina. Oneida y su comunidad se encontraban sumidos en el terror mientras arreciaba la guerra en Colombia, y su pueblo se convirtió en el sitio de una de las confrontaciones más trágicas de Colombia, la masacre de Boyajá. Hoy en día, los alabados de Oneida son cantados por millones de almas que sufrieron debido al conflicto armado. El director Germán Arango logra un relato conmovedor, hipnotizante e luminoso de la búsqueda de sanación espiritual de las cicatrices provocadas por la violencia sin fin en Colombia.


Director Biography

German Arango Rendon

Also known as Luckas Perro (Colombia, 1981), Germán Arango Rendon is an anthropologist and a filmmaker with a Master’s degree in Visual Anthropology at FLACSO in Ecuador. He has been a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Communication at the University of Antioquia. He has directed eight documentaries and twelve hip-hop video clips. He has also worked in TV stations as Señal Colombia and Teleantioquia. He is currently developing several film scripts. Songs That Flood the River is his first feature-length documentary.

Included Shorts

Elena (30min) More