“Golpe Negro” the second part of the film documentary series of (In)Tangible Traces, deals with the traditions of the Negro community of Venezuela, specially with the Chimbanguele. Brought to the Estate of Zulia in the 15th and 16th century as units of commerce, slaves kept their previous rituals and traditions from the Ewe Fon people of Benin.
“Golpe Negro” focuses on the movements, sounds and story telling that have survived through years of fight for freedom and a re-affirmed identity. Drums, saints, movements and their stories will be presented in counterpoint to a reality of economics, political discussions and dialects of identity on a Venezuela that keeps trying to be renewed.
“De donde venis colina ? Colina?, vengo de casa
De conversar con Tomasa, Valeria y Ana Angelina”
Cancion de chimbanguele improvisada por Bertha Basabe
What can you pre-imagine and what can't you pre-imagine?
Who's language we're speaking? Is it the language of dance or is the language of cinema? Who's controling the vision?
Have a clear path. It's more like to write into the body.
And cut through, slice, slice, and twist.The legs are escaping.
Cables, tools for a choreographer...
Open spaces, amazing scenery and the infinite. A body that observes and is observed. Imagined Paradise is a dialogue between a body and a camera, between nature and the human, the sound and image. Paradise is a line that has no beginning or end.
The film is inspiring by the piece YourIParadiso, Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten