Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

The Ethno-Fictions of Laura Huertas Millán + Q&A

Location ICA London, Director Laura Huertas Millán, Duration 78, Date Event has passed

These three acclaimed works from Colombian filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán combine multiple modes of storytelling to explore the spaces where documentary, anthropology and fiction intertwine. A triptych of rich and poignant personal portraits—all produced by Millán during a practice-based PhD between Beaux-Arts de Paris and Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab—Sol Negro (2016), La Libertad (2017) and jeny303 (2018) deftly move between the real and the imagined; melodrama and memoir; staged performance and interview to challenge the colonial roots of ethnography, examining complex ideas around representation, womanhood, and individual and collective freedoms. All three films, grouped together by the filmmaker as her “ethnographic fictions” series, screen as UK premieres.

Sol Negro
Laura Huertas Millán | Colombia & France | 2016 | 43′
La Libertad
Laura Huertas Millán | Colombia & Mexico & France & USA | 2017 | 29′
Laura Huertas Millán | Colombia & France | 2018 | 6′

+ Q&A with director Laura Huertas Millán, hosted by Stephanie Spray (filmmaker and anthropologist, co-director of Manakamana)