Title: Mazamorreo: In Search of Memory
Running Time: 00:55:00:00
Short description: A multi-layered documentary which addresses anthropologic, folkloric, sociologic and contemporary issues facing Afro-Colombian communities of the Pacific Lowlands of Colombia, South America. The province documentedis Cauca.
The history of the region is told through the voices of its people. This work attempts to contribute to the cultural understanding and awareness of Afro-Colombian cultures and their legacy..
My goal is to explore the social and psychological role of art and folklore as a tool for community enhancement and thepreservation of tradition and thereby, identity.
This documentary received support, in-kind sponsorship and funding from various sources and organizations in Chicago and Colombia. Among these organizations are: The Illinois Humanities Council, the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, the Illinois General Assembly, the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, the Chicago Arts Assistantship Program, the Chicago Artist International Program, Lufthansa Airlines, United Airlines, Hammer & Pixel, Gold 'n' Group Productions, the Chicago Caribbean Arts Association, América Negra and the Center for Black Music Research. Since 2007, this project has been supported by the Slave Route Program at UNESCO.
Festivals : The 16th Chicago Latino Film Festival, XV Festival del Cinema Latino Americano, Trieste, The San Antonio Cinefestival.
Terra Incógnita, A Journey to an Unknown Land : this exhibition projecy was conceived in 2005 from the field experience in the Cauca.. It was awarded witht UNESCO’s Label of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) and was showcased at the Musée du Quai Branly in 2006.