A film by Sebastián Pinzón Silva

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This short film preceded the feature My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew




Colombia, Documentary, 2017
26 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

San Basilio del Palenque was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Its culture and way of life have changed little over the centuries. As the vibrant cradle of Afro-Colombian music, the village moves to its beat every day: the pounding of pestles and chopping of machetes, street hawkers’ calls, the singing and chirping of birds and insects, and, of course, the beating of drums. Guided by motifs of life and death, PALENQUE is an ode dedicated to a small town that has greatly contributed to the collective memory of Colombia.

Regional Premiere

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