Audience award: 25. Ji.hlava IDFF // Short Joy


Open mountain

  • Colombia
  • Portugal
Audio Tracks

SHORT JOY // In July 1929, a group of shoemakers from a small Colombian village triggered a one-day revolution to improve the living and working conditions in the country. Despite the fact that almost all the traces of the event and of the revolutionaries, who called themselves The Bolsheviks of Libano, Tolima, have disappeared in the past few decades, Aura, a living contemporary and anarchist, believes their fight goes on. The evocative hybrid 16mm documentary combining archival materials and personal memories takes the viewer to a place where history runds deep and where time has stopped.

"I see the uncovered roads, the slaughter of chickens for the sancochos in the river and the brush of the mountain that makes its way towards the footprints of the first guerrilla in Latin America. The characters in this story find themselves in the feeling that their rebellion is still going on." Maria Rojas Arias



  • Original Title
    Abrir monte
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Maria Rojas Arias
  • Runtime
    26 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Colombia
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White


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