Cinema Colombiano: Female Focus II

zaterdag, 6 november

Cinema Colombiano: Female Focus II

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This sixth edition of Cinema Colombiano is focused on films made by women, transgender and non-binary people, who bring new perspectives about the social and political dynamics of Colombia. It is also the first time we have a whole festival day in Amsterdam. We will present two screenings containing two feature films and two shorts, and a DJ set by Mitze Apocalipze y Chucho Vinilo.



Galu Dugbis. La memoria de las abuelas
Olowaili Green Santacruz | 2020 | Guna Dule Community, Colombia | 8' | EN subs

Women of three different generations of the Guna Dule people, from Urabá Antioqueño, symbolize Mother Earth. They sing and weave molas to transmit knowledge and take care of the planet.


Nuestra voz de tierra, memoria y futuro
Marta Rodríguez & Jorge Silva | 1981 | Colombia | 108' | EN subs

Rodríguez was one of the first female filmmakers in Colombia. Her work is part of Third Cinema, a movement that arose in many parts of the global south using film as a tool for decolonization. In this recently restored film, we see the struggles for land and human rights of Native communities. Nuestra voz... explains much of what is happening nowadays in Colombia.


Short film


Catalina Torres & Carolina Navas | 2019 | Colombia | 60' | EN subs

Nikol and Erika dance at the rhythms of Raggamuffin and “Salsa Choke” in their dance collective, but when the rehearsal ends, their blurred life projects keep developing in the hostile slum of Aguablanca District in Cali, Colombia. Their contrasting life stories are determined by violence but also by a resilient happiness, love for dancing and friendship. Nikol dreams to travel to the US to visit her boyfriend, but is afraid her visa will be rejected. Erika remembers her dead parents while worrying about her son’s future. This way, days go by in expectation of answers among dreams that stumble and new ones that rise in the look to become someone.


DJ set by Mitze Apocalipze y Chucho Vin


Datum & tijd: 

zaterdag, 6 november, 2021 - 16:00


  • bar/café
  • film
  • party


5 euros per screening
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


  • film

opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.