Our Song to War

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    Our Song to War

    Nuestro canto a la guerra

    Directed by

    Belgium, Colombia

    2018

    15 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    Crocodile-men, a mystical river, children who like fishing and a war that is coming to an end, all share the same piece of Colombian land: the village of Bojaya. The villagers hold a strange belief and celebrate death with the “Novenario” ritual. All of that can be the beginning of a very long story in which spirits and people meet to discover what life has to offer after the war.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Eliseo Pino Chaverra
    Camilo Chaverra Cordoba
    Roberto Erlin Machado Cordoba
    Screenplay
    Juanita Onzaga
    Cinematography
    Juanita Onzaga
    Editing
    Juanita Onzaga
    Production
    RANA FILMS
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    Juanita Onzaga

    Juanita Onzaga

    Colombia

    Juanita Onzaga is a Colombian- Belgian filmmaker who plays with hybrid forms combining fiction and documentary. She graduated in Film Direction from LUCA School of Arts in Bruxelles in 2016 after gaining a BA in Direction of Photography at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD). Her short film THE JUNGLE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU DO won the Special Prize of the International Jury for Best Short film at Berlinale Generation 14plus 2017 as well as the VAF Wildcard at Leuven International Short Film Festival 2016, among others. Juanita’s latest short film OUR SONG TO WAR premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2018. THE LANDSCAPES THAT YOU SEEK, her debut feature, received support from the Hubert Bals Fund Script and Project Development Bright Future.

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