Movimientos brings together feature and short length films—from across the Americas, Turtle Island and Abya Yala—which explore movement through the lens of dance and music, highlighting the socio-politically transformative power of these cultural practices. Highly creative and vividly diverse in their cinematic production, these works centre Indigenous and Afro traditions and spotlight contemporary expressions. The films invite us to contemplate our identities, emotional and physical responses, relationships with the land, and spatial engagements with the world around us.
Curated by Adriana Contreras and Sonia Medel
Opening Night Performance
An excerpt from nómadas by Henry Daniel, performed by Montserrat Videla, will precede the screening of LOS SILENCIOS.
MOVIMIENTOS – SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Dance and music-inspired shorts
Saturday, August 24 | 5 PM | Cinematheque
Followed by a pop-up performance in The Cinematheque courtyard by Danza Descalza from Montreal.
DANZA DESCALZA: AKO
Saturday, August 24 | 6:45 PM | Cinematheque courtyard
Performance: approx. 20 min
Co-presented by New Works
Basque Country, Spain
Saturday, August 24 | 7:30 PM | Cinematheque
CANTADORAS: Musical Memories of Life and Death in Colombia
(preceded by Shango: The Will to Overcome)
Friday, August 30 | 7:30 PM | Cinematheque