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Film Available to Stream
Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
Combining home movies, 16mm footage, audiotape, and an original score, Gallisá Muriente’s poetic excavation oscillates between chronicle, dream, and document. Where people and nature meet, she uncovers environmental and colonial memories from her grandmother’s past and in the landscape of Puerto Rico.
When Koi returns to his home with an ear infection, he finds the town in slow decay as mining devastates the once abundant landscape. He and his mother await his father’s return, but with each fresh wound to the land, his malady worsens.
(Joanne Cesario, Philippines 2020, 19 min)
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Sofía Gallisá Muriente is a San Juan-based visual artist, who uses film, video, photography, and text as her media. In 2012, she was artist-in-residence at Argentina’s Museo La Ene. Her work has shown at the Whitney Biennial (2019), San Juan Polygraphic Triennial, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, ifa Galerie in Berlin, among others. A Smithsonian Artist Fellowship is currently on hold, due to COVID-19.
Original Language Title Celaje
Premiere North American
Country Puerto Rico
Director Sofía Gallisá Muriente
Producer Sofía Gallisá Muriente
Executive Producer Lourdes Muriente
Writer Sofía Gallisá Muriente
Editor Sofía Gallisá Muriente
Cinematographer Sofía Gallisá Muriente
Music José Iván Lebrón Moreira
Cast Maria Luisa Jiménez, Kairiana Núñez Santaliz, Pelé Sánchez Tormes