Director Marta Rodríguez/Jorge Silva Colombia 1982

108 min., OV with English subs

Followed by a talk with Necati Sönmez and Andrea Cagua

Nuestra voz de tierra, memoria y futuro / Our Voice of Earth, Memory and Future


Our Voice of Earth, Memory and Future documents the first years of the Cauca Regional Indigenous Council (CRIC) and its struggle to reclaim ancestral territories, reflecting on the centuries-long oppression of farmers and indigenous peoples in Colombia. Fusing straightforward documentation and fantastical visualization, the film mingles myth, poetry, and popular memory while capturing a defining moment in the modern indigenous rights movement.

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Necati Sönmez works as a film critic, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is the initiator of Which Human Rights? Film Festival and one of the founders of Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days, which soon became the most important documentary festival in Turkey. He has served as jury member in over 30 festivals and curated documentary programmes as a guest curator. For 2021 he is a fellow at bi’bak.

Andrea Cagua is a Colombian historian who specializes in the cultural dynamics of 20th century Latin America and histories of memory and forgetting. She is currently completing her PhD in History at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt on silences and violence in Colombia. She works with source materials such as lms, press articles and comics.