Viviana and Yandris weave red and yellow yarn into bags. In the distance we hear the hammering of machines, the wail of sirens and the thunder of explosions. The depleted, dead earth has a metallic silvery gleam. The Wayuu sisters live on the edge of a coal mine in northern Colombia. Employing an ancient ritual, their grandmother prepares girls for the traditional role as a wife, but their father wants the girls to leave this ruined homeland.
20’ · Colour
Viviana Uriana Jarariyu (Viviana)Yandris Uriana Jarariyu (Yandris)Rosa Jarariyu (Grandmother)Wilson Sapuana (Father)
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1985, he studied photography in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then film at the Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. The graduation film for his bachelor’s degree, El cuento de Antonia, won the Tiger Award at the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Soeurs Jarariju is the graduation film for his master’s degree.Filmography (short films)
2014 Mapalé 2016 Les trois hirondelles (The Three Swallows) · El cuento de Antonia (Antonia's Tale) 2017 Sonali 2018 Soeurs Jarariju (The Jarariju Sisters)
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019