Por qué no hay rompevelocidades? / SPEED HUMP (5:23) 2008 – reversioned 2010
A new, dangerous road cut through the jungles of Ecuador. A pressing problem for the families in Uunt Chiwias in Ecuador is the design of a recently completed road through the former jungle area. The laying of asphalt paving on the road means that now cars drive at breakneck speed through the pedestrian areas.
Our Indian friends insisted on having speed humps. Both adults and children express the view that speed humps should be established as a solution. Artist Grete Aagaard and documentarist Lars Henningsen collaborate with the families to create a video that makes this severe problem visible to the world. The result was a film, which was immediately was broadcasted on local television in the nearby city Macas.
In the cross of documentary, activism and visual art this project presents an issue affecting a local population. This production aims at raising awareness about remote desicions that has adverce affetcs on small communities like the one presented in this film.
Lars Henningsen y Grete Aagaard
en colaboración con
Genaro Chuint, Galo Chuint,
Eddy, Alejo y otro niños