del muntú 

Experimental short film 


A portrait of a woman of black and indigenous ancestry, a dignifying memory of her search for freedom. The film is part of a body of work that explores the African philosophy of the Bantú/Muntú that inspired the literary work of Colombian writer, Manuel Zapata Olivella. This first film was shot at the Santa Fe Art Institute's Truth and Reconciliation Residency in New Mexico.

The series as a whole narrates historical episodes of the African diaspora as experiences lived in different lives. The film reveals the arrival of the African slaves to the Americas as a historical moment that marked the creation of a new American identity.