AYENAN

Still from the film Ayenan. Directed with Lydia Zimmermann

Synopsis:

A Documentary film Co-directed with Lydia Zimmermann. (34 min). 2020 

Ayenan means ‘the smallest particle in the universe, the one that jumps starts existence’. A journey across the Southwest of Colombian following the cycle of Water as it climbs from the rivers to the skies, then reveals the traces of a long-forgotten colonial expedition in search of El Dorado and indigenous efforts to restore territorial principles. Going from the lower Amazon to a lake in the upper Andes, land-protectors and members from an indigenous Media Collective (Ñambi Rimai) come to a sacred landscape in order to plant water back into the mountain and return a long-lost treasure. Together they create an offering, a ritual, which embodies situated forms of biocultural peace-building between regions, cultures and non/human worlds.