IU CINEMA: The Invisible Sounds / Look How Pretty

  • November 7, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:04 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Director Ana María Arango is scheduled to be present.

Honking Horns and Jazzy Feet: Music and Dance in the Streets
Free, but ticketed

Los sonidos invisibles (The Invisible Sounds)
Not rated | 2007 | HD | 35 min
Documentary
Directed by Ana María Arango, Gregor Vanerian

Los sonidos invisibles explores the musical life of Chocó, one of the most economically stressed and stigmatized regions of Colombia. Composer Octavio Panesso and colleagues describe how Chocoan musicians came by much of their musical knowledge through classical instruction from Spanish missionaries who arrived a century ago, yet today they uphold “traditional” music of the region in valuing their African roots and in resisting the colonizing forces that deny their identity.

Velo qué bonito (Look How Pretty)
Not rated | 2014 | HD | 29 min
Documentary
Directed by Ana María Arango

Velo qué bonito explores the local cosmologies and expressive cultural practices of women and children in an Afro-Colombian community in Chocó. Set in intimate, domestic, and female-dominated community spaces, the film positions women’s knowledge, songs, healing practices, and belief systems as a powerful foundation on which babies and children come to learn about their social and cultural and worlds. Dance, song, and play connect children with each other in the context of their rural landscape. In Spanish with English subtitles.

IU CINEMA: The Invisible Sounds / Look How Pretty