Marta Rodríguez

The photocopy I am recycling today is of an interview of Marta Rodríguez and Iván Sanjinés by Kinetoscopio, a film organization in Medellín. I’d like to give a class on her, her films, and her contexts. Students would learn a great deal about indigenous cinema, indigenismo, the FARC, research, and Colombia generally. I would need to a lot of preparation for it.

I so long for peaceful, yet stimulating days and peace of mind. I so long for places with cultural life, not just rural folk culture but intellectual life as well. There would be directors’ talks, humming libraries, long museum halls under cool arches. There would be bookstores you could stand and read in, pigeons strutting near fountains, newspapers in kiosks.


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