film type documentary film, experimental film Production Country Germany, Colombia production year 2022 runtime 30'00
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby A languages Emberá-Chamí Subtitles Englisch, Deutsch, Spanisch

Aribada, the resurrected monster, meets the aesthetic and spiritual universe of Las Traviesas, a group of Embera indigenous trans women, in which the magical, the dreamlike and the performative coexist, and documentary and fiction merge into a transcultural narrative. Enchanted by the beauty and power of their spirits, Aribada joins Las Traviesas in creating their own trans*futurist community.

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director Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Natalia Escobar Produktion / Production Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Natalia Escobar Schnitt / Editing Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau Drehbuch / Script Friederike Hirz Bildgestaltung / DOP Luciana Riso Tongestaltung / Sound Design Rubén Valdes Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Christian González (Bclip), Aérea Negrot Besetzung / Cast Doris Nembaregama, Zamanta Enevia, Beroniga Tascon, Emilce Aizama, Andrea Nembaregama, Katy Tuave, Bella Wuasorna
2022 FICCI - Cartagena Film Festival, Colombia
2022 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (3satNachwuchspreis)
2022 Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF), San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato City, Mexico (Special Mention)
2022 MIDBO - Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá, Colombia
2022 New York Film Festival, New York City, USA
2022 Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, USA
2022 BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2022 Quinzaine des Cinéastes, Cannes, France
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Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau

Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau is a Colombian-German interdisciplinary artist working between film, video installation and performance. Simon(e)'s works deal with queer decoloniality and have premiered at documenta 14, Cannes Directors' Fortnight, New Directors/New Films MoMA, Rotterdam, etc.

2008 Oury Jalloh
2011 Mila Caos
2012 Posh
2014 Cruising in High Heels
2016 Das Flüstern des Jaguars
2019 Trying to forget you
2021 Mojana
2022 Aribada

Natalia Escobar

Natalia Escobar is a Colombian interdisciplinary artist based in Colombia and Germany. Her work encompasses moving images, music and installations. Escobar's pieces address themes of intersectional feminism, Andean phenomenology, identity and memory. ARIBADA is her debut work as film director and producer.

2022 Aribada