Karen Vázquez Guadarrama
Flower of a Thousand Colours, 2016
Duration: 22 minutes 52 seconds
We are proud to present Flower of a Thousand Colours, a film by Karen Vázquez Guadarrama, the sixth part of our video program on Super Dakota website.
Flower of a Thousand Colours is an intimate portrait of Emiliana, a single mother who tries to survive in a remote Bolivian mining camp at 4897 meters above sea level. Emiliana lives with her children in the middle of the paradise like mountains of Mina Argentina. But appearances are deceptive: the life in the camp is fierce. Those who find tin eat, those who don’t, don’t eat. And because the excessive alcohol consumption in the camp, Emiliana has to be constantly aware of the dangers surrounding her family. Flower of a Thousand Colours was selected at the 2016 edition of Future Frames: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (CZ), the European Film Promotion’s platform dedicated to up and coming talented directors from the European territory.
Karen Vázquez Guadarrama (b. 1988) was born in Mexico City and studied film at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent, Belgium after spending a year in France.
Her films are a search for a rudimentary form of narrative where she explores little events of daily life with great attention to emotions and small details. She makes narrative short films and documentaries. Her first narrative short film Mont d’Or and her feature documentary When the Bull Cried were selected at several important international film festivals. Karen won the prestigious Camerimage 2018 for her work as a DOP.
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