This film was part of the 2017 Camden International Film Festival

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Palenque is a rhythmic portrait of San Basilio de Palenque, the first town in the Americas to have broken free from European domination. Guided by the inherent rhythms of day-to-day life—the blows of a machete, the grinding of corn, a woman lulling a baby to sleep—it searches for musicality in a town where music is woven into its history. Palenque examines our relationship to music as an essential part of our existence and as a tool to overcome pain and trauma. This short film is an ode to a place where the real and the mythical flow seamlessly together, a small town that has greatly contributed to the collective memory of Colombia.

Film Details

Title: Palenque
Year: 2017
Director: Sebastián Pinzón Silva
Country: Colombia
Runtime: 27 mins
Category: Shorts

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