Our Song to War

Director:Juanita Onzaga


Run time:14'

Crocodile-men, a mystic river, some kids that like fishing and a war that share the same Colombian land: Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the ‘Novenario’ death ritual. This might be the beginning of a very long story, where spirits and humans meet each other to learn what is there to life, after the end of war. Juanita Onzaga’s extraordinarily haunting and beautiful Our Song to War is unquestionably one of the most praised short films of the moment and is yet another sign that this Colombian and Belgium filmmaker is unquestionably one of the names that should be under your radar. Her vision of her own homeland and its many ghosts and legends is truly a gateway to another filmic world