The Voices of Kidnapping

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    The Voices of Kidnapping

    Voces del secuestro

    Directed by

    Canada, Colombia

    2017

    16 min

    • Spanish

    Experimental

    For twenty years, the program Voces del Secuestrohas allowed family members to send radio messages that they hope will reach their loved ones kidnapped in the Amazon jungle. This is an experimental documentary that pairs these radio messages with abstract portraits of the Colombian landscape.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Ryan McKenna
    Cinematography
    Ryan McKenna
    Editing
    Ryan McKenna
    Music
    Tyler Fitzmaurice
    Production
    RYAN MCKENNA
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    Ryan McKenna

    Ryan McKenna

    Canada

    What I personally find most interesting is simultaneously exploring the humor and sadness of a situation. My sound mixer likes to say of my films: “It’s not not funny.

    Ryan McKenna is based out of Montreal, Canada. He was born in the francophone city of Saint Boniface, and studied history at the University of Winnipeg. His films include the award winning shorts BON VOYAGE (2009), CHINATOWN (2009), and CONTROVERSIES (2014). His debut feature THE FIRST WINTER (2012), sparked the Brutalist Manifesto, which includes a strict rule about including at least one (unfaked) blizzard – a true test of Canadian courage. THE HEART OF MADAME SABALI (2015) is McKenna’s second feature, awarded the Festival du Nouveau Cinema’s Grand Focus Prize.

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