The Jarariju Sisters

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    The Jarariju Sisters

    Sœurs Jarariju

    Directed by

    Switzerland

    2018

    20 min

    • Wayuu

    Drama

    Viviana and Yandris weave red and yellow yarn into bags. In the distance we hear the hammering of machines, the wail of sirens and the thunder of explosions. The depleted, dead earth has a metallic silvery gleam. The Wayuu sisters live on the edge of a coal mine in northern Colombia. Employing an ancient ritual, their grandmother prepares girls for the traditional role as a wife, but their father wants the girls to leave this ruined homeland.

    Awards

    • Special mention (International Jury Generation 14plus) - Berlin Generation
    • Special Mention - Molodist Kyiv IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Viviana Uriana Jarariyu
    Yandris Uriana Jarariyu
    Rosa Jarariyu
    Wilson Sapuana
    Screenplay
    Li Aparicio
    Cinematography
    Juan Camilo Olmos
    Editing
    Yael Bitton
    Production
    GOLDENEGGPRODUCTION
    Jorge Cadena

    Jorge Cadena

    Colombia

    Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1985, Jorge Cadena studied photography in Buenos Aires. In 2016, he gained his bachelor degree in film at HEAD – Geneva with his film THE TALE OF ANTONIA, which was awarded with the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Festival in 2017. He obtained his master degree at ECAL/HEAD in 2018 with the film THE JARARIJU SISTERS that received high honours from the Jury and got selected ath the Berlinale.

    Selected Filmography