Film Screening: "Réquiem NN"
Thu, April 3, 2014 • 6:00 PM • Flowers 220, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Réquium NN is a film about trauma and collective recovery for the people of Puerto Berrío, Colombia—one of the regions most affected by violence and displacement. The recovery of bodies floating down the Magdalena River, their burial, the favors the local townspeople ask of the souls of the NN (No Names), and the baptism of these unknown corpses is a collective ritual that has taken place for over 30 years. Together, the people of Puerto Berrío say to the perpetrators of violence: In our community we don't allow your victims to disappear; we may not know who they are, but they will become a part of us.
Artist Juan Manuel Echavarría, whose work addresses the ways in which we respond to violence, takes his camera into a community that restores the value and dignity of life while confronting bitter cruelty and loss.
This event takes place at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact John Mckiernan-Gonzalez.