The Jarariju Sisters

Category: short
Director: Jorge Cadena
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2018
Length: 21'
Production Status: completed


While the natural landscape of northern Columbia is being ravaged by heavy industry, the members of the Wayuu tribe fight to practice their ancient rituals and to maintain the traditions they inherited from their ancestors. After their father's death, however, sisters Vivian and Yandris lose the last bond tying them to the tribe and feel that this life may no longer be for them. Overcoming inner doubts, the girls decide to run away... Columbian director Jorge Cadena's picture moves between drama and documentary as it captures an ethnographically precise, impressionistically poetic portrait of two young women who find the courage to challenge their tradition-bound environment.

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