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Mute Fire


Colombia, 2019


In 1906, four men were executed for attempting to assassinate Colombia’s president. Years later, director Federico Atehortúa Arteaga discovers the strange and improbable relationship between the failed assassination, his mother, and the origins of cinema in Colombia: a long history of violence.

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Mute Fire Directed by Federico Atehortúa Arteaga

Critics reviews

While one might have desired a more rigorous and objective approach to connecting Colombia’s history of image-creation with national violence, Atehortúa Arteaga’s introduction of the personal is ultimately a moving gesture of imbrication, that when bodies are what are photographed and filmed, are what are shot and killed, human bodies are therefore what are affected.
January 30, 2019
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