The Soldier’s Lagoon

Colombia, Paris Cinema du Reel 2024

Pablo Alvarez Mesa

Synopsis

200 years after Simón Bolívar’s liberation campaign across Colombia, La Laguna del Soldado retraces The Liberator’s journey across the high-altitude marshlands while searching for glimpses of his ghost still present in this historically contested territory. Reflecting on the construction of historical narratives and their environmental repercussions, La Laguna del Soldado traverses the páramo, a living and elusive archive, navigating through the dense fog suspended between Simon Bolivar’s past and Colombia’s present.

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  • Laguna del Soldado Press Kit