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Ethnofictions by Laura Huertas Millán @HFA_theatre

  • Harvard Film Archive 24 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

The films of French-Colombian Laura Huertas Millán (b. 1983) challenge and expand traditions of ethnographic and anthropological cinema as they explore a range of subjects both grounded in a particular time and place and floating in a kind of imaginary. From the vainglorious Dynasty (the US TV series) inspired dreams of a vanquished drug lord in El Laberinto to the patient work of Mexican weavers in La Libertad and the crippling depression suffered by her own aunt in Sol Negro, Millán’s films search for ways to contextualize and critique while also empathetically evoking the texture, grit and strange magic of these subjects’ lived experience.