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.

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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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dirección y edición / directed and edited by Sebastián Pinzón Silva

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

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Equipo de Producción / Production Team Mina Fitzpatrick / Iyabo Kwayana / Timothy Fryett / Luther Clement

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Selección Oficial / Official Selection
Locarno Festival (Pardi di Domani)
Camden International Film Festival
Festival dei Popoli
FICValdivia
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
Antofadocs
Portland International Film Festival
True/False
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (Nuevos Creadores)
MoMA New Directors/New Films 2018
San Francisco International Film Festival

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