Wási

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Francesca Rauchi
16 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Sebastián Gómez Ruíz Amado Villafaña Chaparro

Country of production Colombia

As the sun rises on a village in northern Colombia, we glimpse its inhabitants as they begin their day. As the scene emerges from obscurity, a voiceover ruminates on the nature of sight. It is the voice of Arhuaco filmmaker Amado Vilafaña Chaparro, the co-director of Wási. He shares his thoughts on anthropologists like Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff and Robert Gardner, and the (mis)representations they produce. Ultimately he, and this film, affirm the power indigenous people can seize by taking up the camera themselves - becoming authors of their image and, so, authors of knowledge.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Shorts

Language and subtitles Spanish Iku

Location(s) depicted Kutunzama (Magdalena, Colombia)

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