Music: M.A.K.U. Sound System
M.A.K.U.’s distinctive sound is enriched with a variety of musical backgrounds brought to the table by each of its members including hints of Colombian Folklore, Psychedelic-rock, and Caribbean grooves. It all comes together through a D.I.Y. attitude of getting things done, from composing to releasing independent records. M.A.K.U. is as much about the music as it is about a way of life.
Film: Mateo (Maria Gamboa, Colombia, 2014, 72min, Spanish with English ST)
Mateo, collects extortion money on behalf of his uncle and uses his pay to help out his poor mother in a violent neighborhood alongside the Magdalena River valley. Mateo agrees to infiltrate a local theatre group in order to uncover its members’ political activities. As he becomes enthralled with the free-flowing creative lifestyle of the troupe, his uncle escalates demands on him to produce incriminating information on the actors. Under pressure, Mateo must make difficult choices.
Film contains some adult language
Co-presented with CinemaTropical