Laura Huertas Millán: Ethnographic Fictions
2016-17, Laura Huertas Millán, Colombia/Mexico, ca. 72 min.
- Thu, Mar 8th 6:00pm
Investigating the terrain between fiction and ethnography, French-Colombian filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán has created a multi-faceted body of work where political history and personal narrative meet. Her 2016 film SOL NEGRO is a portrait of Antonia, a Colombian opera singer, her sister, and her niece. Empathy and anger are exchanged between the women as they each reckon with feelings of deep sorrow and entrapment — within themselves and within the family. LA LIBERTAD (2017) explores the ties that bind labor and creativity by centering on the Navarros, a Mesoamerican matriarchal family that has inherited and mastered the art of weaving on the backstrap loom. Across both of these ethnographic fictions, Huertas Millán’s careful attention to detail reflects the exquisite experience of everyday life. DCP digital. (Ariel Clark-Semyck)
March 9: Laura Huertas Millán is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.