Oscar Ruiz Navia / Colombia, Argentina, France and Germany / 2014 / 103 mins / Spanish with English subtitles / Narrative
HRAFF presents an evening of film and street art inspired by the vibrant, energetic and rebellious Cali-cityscapes of Los Hongos, featuring Melbourne’s finest street artists for a discussion on art, anarchy, expression and action. Ditch your Friday night plans. Be a Hongos. Join us for our pop-up screening at local watering hole Bella Union and let’s paint the town red.
Oscar Ruiz Navia’s second feature is an honest portrayal of activists living in the Colombian city of Cali. Deeply moved by the Arab Spring protests, the two main protagonists channel their activism through politically-charged graffiti art and take their homegrown manifesto of ‘We Will Never Be Silent Again’ to the streets. The film’s sophisticated visual language is relentlessly bursting with colour and matched with an energetic Afro-Columbian soundtrack. These elements together successfully drives the film’s message home – express yourself.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.