Our Song to War / Nuestro Canto A La Guerra

A film by: Juanita Onzaga

Crocodile-men, a mystic river, some kids that like fishing and a war that ends share the same Colombian land; Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the “Novenario” death ritual.

This might be the beginning of a very long story, where spirits and humans meet each other to learn what is there to life after the end of war.

Country: Belgium, Colombia
Length: 14’09″
Completion: 05/2018
Genre: hybrid documentary
Themes: Human Interest, Human Rights, War, Youth, Myths
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French

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  1. Director’s Fortnight, France (9 – 19 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  2. Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad, Norway (13 – 17 June, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition
  3. Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil (6 – 14 June. 2018)
    Shorts Competition
  4. Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove, Spain (22 – 29 June, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  5. Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (20 – 29 July, 2018)
    Official Selection

Director: Juanita Onzaga
Screenplay: Juanita Onzaga
Producer: RANA Films & De Chinezen: Juanita Onzaga, Jan Stevens, Sofie Despeer
Cinematographer: Juanita Onzaga
Editor: Juanita Onzaga, Romain Vennekens
Sound designer: Jeremy Bocquet
Sound Recording: Andrés Rangel, Nicolas Barrera
Production Assistant: Edwin Allin Guardia
Sound mix: Thomas Noël
Sound editing: Jeremy Bocquet, Thomas Noël
Voice over: Leopolda Rojas, Eliseo Pino Chaverra
Assistant Director: Camilo Andrés García Pulido
Color Correction: Virgil Leclercq
Protagonist: Eliseo Pino Chaverra, Camilo Chaverra Cordoba, Roberto Erlin Machado Cordoba