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Aquí y allá
(Here and There)

A poetic reflection on family as an emotional system that operates across generations, Aquí y allá focuses on the passing of time, the possibilities of remembering and the construction of space as an ongoing historical and subjective process. 


Weaving fragments of private and public spaces, gestures, voices and phrases, the film creates an intimate audiovisual site of personal and collective memory that reflects on the complexity of family dynamics between Rodriguez’s grandparents, her father and his siblings during their time together in Chipaque, a small town near Bogotá. A type of cognitive map that works as a family portrait, the film juxtaposes colour 16mm, B&W mini-DV footage and photos from the filmmaker’s family archive with an impressionistic sound design and a diaristic use of text to illustrate the impossibility of looking at the past as a fixed, solid and understandable dimension. 

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technical info

Colombia/Canada, 2019

22 minutes

16mm and Mini DV on DCP

Black & White and Color, 1.50


Ana Yolanda Rodriguez 

Jairo Humberto Rodriguez 

Jose Almeiro Rodriguez 

Nohora Cecilia Rodriguez 

Silvia Judith Rodriguez


Director, Camera, Editor, Sound Designer: Lina Rodriguez

Producers: Brad Deane, Almeiro Rodriguez, Lina Rodriguez

Sound Recordist: Clara Monroy

Designer: Craig Caron

Special Thanks: Philip Hoffman, Janine Marchessault


Vancouver International Film Festival, 2019

MDFF Selects: Presented by Cinema Scope and TIFF, 2019

Mar del Plata International Film Festival, 2019

Havana Film Festival, 2019

Bogoshorts Festival, 2019

Panorama du Cinéma Colombien (Le Chien qui aboie), 2019

Ficción (No) Ficción, Cinemateca de Bogotá, 2019

FICUNAM International Film Festival, 2020

aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival, 2020

MAMUT: Audiovisual Memory Festival, 2020

Museum of the Moving Image - First Look, 2021

Frontera Sur, Festival Internacional de No Ficción,  2022

Winner: Best Experimental Film

aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival, 2020

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