23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The film is based on photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings and 8mm films shot by the ethnographer Gregorio Hernández de Alba in the 1930s and 1940s. The director has used the materials to create a partial reconstruction of Hernández’s expeditions, and his unique image collages illustrate the way of life of the natives and the tragic misunderstandings between them and the Spanish colonizers. The film is interlaced with fictional scenes that bring the conqueror Pero López to life. The film on the border between reality and dream reveals the inability of the Colombians of two different origins to understand one another.
„Exota (noun): one who manages to return to himself after having undergone the experience of diversity.“ F. Rugeles
The Colombian film-maker Felipe Rugeles (1983) has studied film direction at the Universidad del Cine (FUC) in Buenos Aires. He has made several short documentaries in Argentina and Paraguay. He has also worked as a sound engineer for many Argentinian films. The documentary Double Me (2018) is his feature film debut and it has won production grants from three different Colombian public institutions.
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|producer:||Soledad Torres Aguero, Omar Razzak|
|photography:||Diego Galvis, Felipe Rugeles|
|editing:||Omar Razzak, Felipe Rugeles|
|sound:||Emilio Garcia, Rodrigo Sanchez Mariño, Sergio González|