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Reflections on research and documentary filmmaking: Cantadoras. Memories of life and death in Colombia.

Abstract in spanish

This article reflects on the research and filmmaking process, behind the etnographic documentary Cantadoras. Memories of Life and Death in Colombia. The paper explains the afrocolombian women`s practice of cantadoras as a cultural resistance, in response to the historical violence they have been subject to. It describes its cinematographic propose in relation with the research process, and it presents the principals scientific findings through film archives research and filmming material.

Keywords: cantadoras,memory,resistance,death,Colombia.
Author: María Fernanda Carrillo Sánchez. Profesora Investigadora del Colegio de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM). Maestra en Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-México). Tesista de la Maestría en Cine Documental (CUEC-ENAP/UNAM). Socióloga (UNAL-Colombia).
Received: April 12th, 2014, Accepted: May 15th, 2014
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 23 - Santiago, junio 2014 - 79/106 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.