Sebastián Gómez Ruíz, Amado Villafaña Chaparro | Colombia 2017 | 16 min. | OmeU
WÁSI tells the story of seeing and seeing oneself at the Arhuaco community from Kutunzama (Magdalena, Colombia). Through the Arhuaco filmmaker Amado Vilafaña himself, we learn what „wási“ means for his community. The film approaches different levels of presentation and representation by viewing film and photo-material. Shedding light on how Arhuaco are represented outside their community visually, how Amado interprets these and confronting us, the audience, by watching it. This short film touches the core of this year’s film festival “Whose story is it”.
Sebastian Gómez Ruíz has a Master in Visual Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona and now he is studying a PhD in Society and Culture in the same university. Within the audiovisual performed, he did
- Raw ( Barcelona, 2014) Documentary. Directed and edited.
- Surfing Chapinero (2013, Bogotá). Short Fiction. Screenwriter and executive producer.
Amado Villafaña Chaparro is a member of the Arhuaco’s Community. He is working in the Yosokwi Communication Collective of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Some of his last films are:
- Resistance on the dark line (2011)
- Naboba (2015)
- Distinctions: Category: Contribution to Indigenous identity FICWALLMPU 2017
Official Selection 11º Muestra Cine y video Indígena. Museo Chileno de Arte precolombino (Chile) 2017;
7º Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara (Colombia) 2017;
FICWALLMPU 2017 (Chile);
- Semana pela Sobernia visual. Bombozila. Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) 2017