PALENQUE is a rhythmic portrait of the first town in the Americas to have broken free from European domination. Guided by motifs of death and the rhythms of life in San Basilio de Palenque this film is an ode dedicated to San Basilio de Palenque, a small town that has greatly contributed to the collective memory of Colombia.

PALENQUE es un retrato rítmico de San Basilio del Palenque, el primer pueblo en las Américas en haberse liberado del dominio Europeo. Guiado por temas que tocan la vida y la muerte y un constante ritmo musical, Palenque es una oda a un pequeño pueblo que ha contribuido inmensamente a la cultura y memoria colectiva de Colombia.

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DIRECTED AND EDITED BY
Sebastián Pinzón Silva

CAST
Emelina Reyes Salgado / Rosalina Cañate Pardo / Joaquín Valdéz Hernández /José Valdéz Teherán

PRODUCTION TEAM
Mina Fitzpatrick / Iyabo Kwayana / Timothy Fryett / Luther Clement

FESTIVAL TRAJECTORY
Locarno Festival (Pardi di Domani)
New Directors/New Films - MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center
Camden International Film Festival
Festival dei Popoli
FICValdivia
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
Antofadocs
Portland International Film Festival
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias
New Adventures in Non-Fiction - Museum of the Moving Image
San Francisco International Film Festival
Cine las Américas International Film Festival
Palm Springs ShortFest
Maryland Film Festival
Curta Taquary | Festival Internacional de Curta Metragem
Doc Buenos Aires
La Guarimba
True/False

AWARDS
Best Student Documentary, Palm Springs Shortfest, 2018
Prix du Public du Court-Métrage - Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, 2018
Prix SIGNIS du Court-Métrage - Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, 2018
Mejor Corto Latinoamericano/ Best Latin American Short, FICValdivia, 2017
Directors Guild of America - Student Jury Award Winner, 2017

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