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LA LIBERTAD

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Directed by Laura Huertas Millán
Colombia, France, 2017
Documentary, Short
      Spanish
      English, French, Turkish

Synopsis

Matriarchs have assembled around a backstrap loom, a pre-Hispanic technique preserved by indigenous women of Mesoamerica. Unfolding like a weaving of figures and the gestures making up this labor, the film circulates between a domestic space, an archaeological museum, and a weavers’ cooperative.

Our take

Produced at Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab (Leviathan, Manakamana), La Libertad dives into a matriarchal universe and knits a rich portrait of female independence. Through the exploration of an ancestral craft, Laura Huertas Millán’s film quietly challenges our idea of freedom.

Synopsis

Matriarchs have assembled around a backstrap loom, a pre-Hispanic technique preserved by indigenous women of Mesoamerica. Unfolding like a weaving of figures and the gestures making up this labor, the film circulates between a domestic space, an archaeological museum, and a weavers’ cooperative.

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La LibertadDirected byLaura Huertas Millán
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Awards & Festivals

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Toronto International Film Festival
2017

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