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Juan Manuel Echavarria Olano

Requiem NN

Documentaire | hdcam | couleur | 67:22 | Colombie | 2013

RÉQUIEM NN is a film about a ritual of resistance of the people of Puerto Berrío, Colombia ? people who have lived continuous cycles of violence for many decades. The recovery of bodies from the Magdalena River,their burial, the favors 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.

JUAN MANUEL ECHAVARRÍA was born in Medellín in 1947. He wrote two books, "La Gran Catarata" (1981) and "Moros en la Costa" (1991), before turning to photography in 1996 when he began to investigate the violence in Colombia through art. His photographs have been exhibited in different museums in Colombia and in towns like Mampuján (Bolívar) and Puerto Berrío (Antioquia). Internationally he has shown his work in many different places such as the Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2012); the Venice Biennale, Italy (2005); the Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada (2011); Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia (2011); Museum of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA (2005); among others. "La Bandeja de Bolívar: 1999? was his first video; then "Guerra y Pa" (2001) and "Bocas de Ceniza" in 2003. His videos have been featured in the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, USA (2009), the Musée du Jeu de Pomme, Paris (2006); MOMA, New York, USA (2005) and many more. From 2006 to 2012 he worked on "Novenarios en espera", showing the transformation through time of the NN tombs of Puerto Berrío. "Réquiem NN" (2013) is his first film.