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Landslide

Landslide

Avalancha
Daniel Cortés Ramírez
Colombia
2023
25 min
International Premiere
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
Synopsis

Composed entirely of archival footage, the film opens before the first frame with a scraping, rattling and rumbling sound, like pebbles coming loose and starting to roll down a slope. The earth stirs before it starts to slide. What follows is a procession that runs through time and always takes a different form. A funeral procession, a protest march, a sea of fedoras, of uniformed men on horses. And the sound continues to swell.

Is history a movement forward or is it repetition? In this documentary it’s both. Color replaces black and white, the coffin moves from horse and cart to a car. But people still hold up signs with the names of those who have disappeared. Mourning follows resistance and resistance follows mourning.

By omitting clearly recognizable context, Landslide transcends the Colombian history from which the footage is drawn, and functions as a symbolic document of oppression and resilience.

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Credits
25 min
color / black and white
DCP
Spoken languages: Spanish
Director
    Daniel Cortés Ramírez
    Daniel Cortés Ramírez
Production
    Jose Manuel Duque López,
    Daniel Cortés Ramírez
    Jose Manuel Duque López,
    Daniel Cortés Ramírez
Co-production
    Germán García
    Germán García
Editing
    Juan Cañola
    Juan Cañola
Sound Design
    Daniel Giraldo,
    Alejandro Bernal
    Daniel Giraldo,
    Alejandro Bernal
Music
    Alejandro Bernal,
    Daniel Giraldo
    Alejandro Bernal,
    Daniel Giraldo
Screening copy
    Triangulo Lab
    Triangulo Lab

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