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Atrato & Abel | Water Towns

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Monday, April 19, 2021
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10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Fernando Arias
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Water Towns

Atrato. Fernando Arias. 2015. Colombia. 28'47.
"The Atrato River runs through one of the most biodiverse forests on the planet. The green forest canopy through which it runs is dense, its waters contain gold. The people who use the river for transport and food are either black, of African slave descent, or indigenous. But armed groups and multinationals are fighting for this land. So, it is increasingly a region of displacement and violence". Fernando Arias In collaboration with Sinfonía Trópico. A journey, presented on three screens, with music by Robert Lippok.

ABEL. Fernando Arias. 2014. Colombia. 15'08.
Mogaje Guhiu (Abel Rodríguez Muinane) is an indigenous elder of the Nonuya people. Abel is known as the notary of plants, and also an artist, which was forced on him in order to make a living after being displaced from his home in the Amazon. This short experimental piece with live music by Pedro Ojeda and Urián Sarmiento combined traditional indigenous instruments and electronic rhythms. Together with the songs of Abel Rodríguez they created a spectacular accompaniment to the film.

CONVERSATIONS | FERNANDO ARIAS (Colombia). April 19. 10 am.
Moderated by Professor Robin Rodd, DKU
Fernando Arias is the Creative Director of Más Arte Más Acción. Mon.
REBROADCAST [April 20. 7 pm. EST]