LAZNIA 2 2013 - VISIONS OF COLOMBIA. Documentary film review
The Visions of Colombia. The screening of documentaries.
23-24 November 2013 
Kinoport, ul. Strajku Dokerów 5, Gdańsk Nowy Port
free entrance
Curator: Madeleine Navarro Mena
The project is funded in part by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
23. 11. 2013, 
05.00 p.m
Beatriz González, Why Are You Crying? I’ve already laughed  Monologue in Three Voices (Beatriz González ¿Por qué lloras si ya reí? Monólogo a tres voces)
Director: Diego García Moreno 
Country: Colombia
Release date: 2010
Running time: 80 min.
The screening will be preceded by curator’s talk, meeting with the artists taking part in the exhibition and exhibition curators
The work of painter Beatriz González follows the history of Colombia, step by step, during half a century. Initially full of humor and irony, her work has in time adopted the tragic tone that currently characterizes her country. This documentary in the form of a monologue weaves together the life of a great thinker, a witty and critical body of work, and the somber future of a nation grown accustomed to violence and death. 
Diego García Moreno was born in Medellin, Colombia. He is a director and a producer of films and documentaries. Graduated from the L'École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris, France. Upon his return to Colombia in 1984 he directed the following documentaries: “La balada del mar no visto” (1984), “Manrique mi viejo barrio” (1985) y “El Oro de María del Pardo” (1986). In late 1989 he went back to France to work as a producer and director of various documentaries. From 1992 to 1995 he directed the documentary triology “Colombia elemental: El trompo, La arepa y La corbata”. After a definite and final return to his home country, he directs and produces  “Colombia Horizontal: la cama, la hamaca, la estera, la acera y el ataúd” (1998), : “La canoa de la vida (2000), “Colombia con-sentido (2000), “Las castañuelas de Notre Dame” (2001), “El corazón” (2006), “Y como para qué arte de qué” (2008), “¡Danza, Colombia! ” (2008). Currently García Moreno is the director of Lamaraca Producciones, with which in 2010 he produced his documentary “Beatriz González. Por qué llora si ya reí. Monologo a tres voces”. He was a co-founder of the Association of the Producers of Documentaries - ALADOS.
Beatriz González, Why Are You Crying? I’ve already laughed  Monologue in Three Voices - movie poster, courtesy the artist
08.15 p.m
The Curse, the Miracle and the Donkey (La maldición, el milagro y el burro)
Director: María Fernanda Céspedes, Ayoze O'shanahan
Country: Colombia
Release date: 2012
Running time: 52 min.
This is the story of a small community in the region of North of Santander (Colombia) which throught its people, political and religious figures will testify about the past, present and future a community that saw their houses fall one by one, slowly, to the rhythm of nature. In this community the harsh winter rains that has no precedent, added to the misuse of natural resources and poor urban planning, led to the displacement of the earth, a geological phenomenon in particular, leaving the 150th anniversary of a town, converted into weed.
María Fernanda Céspedes Ruíz: A film and TV producer born in Colombia. Graduated from the Faculty of Advertising from the University of Jorge Tadeo Lozano and specialized in audiovisual production in la Escuela de San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba and in creative documentary cinema in la Universidad del Valle of Colombia. Co-founder of Cielitolindo Cine, Colombian production company of cinema and TV. “La Maldición, el milagro y el burro” is her first documentary.
Ayoze O’Shanahan Correas: He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wales (United Kingdom), and is a Specialist in Armed Conflicts and News Media from the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2002, he studied Production and Script Writiing at the San Antonio de los Baños Film School (Cuba). In 2006, he created the production company Siroco Factory in order to independently produce documentary and film projects. He has produced and directed his last four documentaries: “The Adventure of Tobacco” (2005), “Death has no friends” (2006), “Case 11.227 Colombia” (2009), “The Curse, the Miracle and the Donkey” (2012).
The Curse, the Miracle and the Donkey - movie poster, courtesy the artist
5.00 p.m
La Sierra (La Sierra)
Director: Scott Dalton, Margarita Martínez
Country: Colombia
Release date: 2005
Running time: 84 min.
A searing portrayal of three young lives defined by violence, the award-winning documentary. LA SIERRA traces a year in the life of a small Colombian neighbourhood ruled by paramilitary thugs. The film is an intimate, meditative exploration, revealing not only startling moments of violence and its aftermath, but also the tenderness and faith that enable this community to survive.
Scott Dalton: Is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Houston Texas. He has spent years working throughout Latin America, including extensive coverage of Colombia, where he lived for over ten years photographing the civil conflict and drug war. His photography has appeared in The New York Times, Harper´s, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Washington Post Magazine among other outlets. His documentary film “La Sierra” (co-directed wiht Margarita Martínez), won numerous awards and has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, HBO Latino, and many other international broadcasters.
Margarita Martínez is a Colombian documentary filmmaker and journalist. She began her career at NBC News in New York. Later she covered the Colombian conflict for seven years for the Associated Press in Bogotá. Her first film (co-directed with Scott Dalton), “La Sierra” -the most viewed  documentary on Colombian television in the country's history- received several international awards. Martínez has made two full-length films “Robatierra” and “La Ola Verde,” called Antanas' Way in English and the short documentaries “La batalla del silencio” for the Interamerican Press Association, “Justicia en la tierra de los muertos,” broadcast by the BBC in 2010 and “Marimbas y Cantadoras,” about the festival of Music from the Pacific Coast Petronio Álvarez. She is now finishing up a film about education and inequality in Colombia for Caracol TV. Martínez received her law degree from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and her Master's in journalism and international relations from Columbia University in New York. She was a 2009 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.  
La Sierra - movie poster, courtesy the artist
The white money. Coca a bit more than just a drug (La plata blanca. Cuando la coca es algo más que una droga)
Director: José Luis Sánchez Hachero
Country: Spain, Colombia
Release date: 2009
Running time: 52 min.
After screening the meeting with the director of the documentary José Luis Sánchez Hachero will take place
Inside the jungles of Colombia, farmers develop their life around coca. The grown, processed coca paste use as currency in trade. The shopkeeper gets grams in exchange for corn or beer, the priest accepts alms in grams and prostitutes dust powder change. The narcotics police sprayed tons of herbicide on the region but grows coca plantings while legal crops perish burned. Fumigation leave also displaced thousands of farmers in all directions and new coca leaf surfaces deeper in the jungle. This is the story of an economic system based on the gram of cocaine, narrated and sung by the protagonists.
José Luis Sánchez Hachero, Huelva, Spain, 1970. Live and work in Cádiz, SpainTV  reporter, Filmmaker. Photojournalist. Colaborator and Corresponsal to differents mass media between 1997-2013: Tiempo (Spain), Ya (Spain), Interviu (Spain). Since 1998 TV reporter in Cadiz and Gibraltar Strait. Specialist in war conflicts: East Timor, Kashmir, Kosovo, Croatia, Lebanon, Colombia, and humanitarian conflicts: Haiti, Senegal, Nagorno-Karabagh, Myanma. From 2005 to 2010 Documentary Filmmaker of Yagé Producciones, Spain/ Colombia. 
La Plata Blanca  - movie still, courtesy the artist
The films are in Spanish with the Polish subtitles
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