The Bogotá International Independent Film Fair (FECI) will be held from June 9th to 14th. The Cinema Punk section will feature a selection of six films, including Fermin Muguruza´s ´Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa´.
This year, FECI Bogotá hosts the sixth edition of Cinema Punk, aiming to be a meeting point between audiovisuals and music. The main guest this year is Fermin Muguruza, singer of the Basque bands Kortatu and Negu Gorriak. Muguruza will present the film ´Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa´ on June 9th at 7:00pm (GMT – 5) in the Capital room at the Bogotça Cinemateca with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute.
Set in the late 1980s, ‘Black is Beltza II´ tells the story of a young Cuban girl called Ainhoa. Besides her Caribbean mother, Ainhoa has a Basque father (Manex, the protagonist of the first film). To discover her origins, Ainhoa travels to the Basque Country, with plans to go to Beirut as well to visit her ´stepmother´. This film explores the dynamics of the Basque nationalism independence movement of the 1980s, the popular movements in the Middle East, and the intersection with the dirty war involving drug trafficking, all unfolding against the backdrop of the imminent collapse of the Soviet Union.
Cinema Punk was created by FECI in 2017 to highlight feature films that fall somewhere between fiction and documentary. The programmed films delve into the subject of punk from a highly critical, socially conscious, and rebellious perspective, both in terms of their content and artistic expression.