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Liremu Barana (Soul of the Sea)

9m Fiction 2019

Arisa dances every day and night to songs that tell of the struggles of her people. Her mother warns her not to make the same mistakes that she did as a young woman. Poetic and atmospheric, Liremu Barana subtly addresses themes of race and colonialism.

Arisa danza giorno e notte sulle note delle canzoni che raccontano le lotte della sua gente. La madre la mette in guardia per evitare che commetta i suoi stessi errori. Poetico ed evocativo, Liremu Barana parla con delicatezza di razza e colonialismo.

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Elisa Pirir


Juan Carlos Villareal

Sound design

Adrian Souyris Strumse



Countries of Production

Guatemala, Norway


Mer Film