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When couples fight publicly, leave each other and eventually reconcile as if nothing happened, their neighbors organize what is called a CACHERA, a living theatrical portrait where they disrupt the couples intimacy by reenacting their fight loudly, making noise with pots, pans, bull horns and instruments in the middle of the night.  Cacheras are only known to happen in the region of Montes de Maria, Colombia and is a tradition that is being lost and displaced by modern life, technology and a transformed sense of community relationships.

Technical Sheet

Format: Short documentary

Running Time: 7 min

Status: In Production

Versions: Spanish

Year: 2019

Director: Felipe Holguin Caro

Producer: Maria Teresa Gaviria

Production Company: Cumbia Films

Shooting Location: Colombia

Director’s Statement:  

The short documentary is born from the personal desire to capture local situations of the caribbean coast of Colombia, that through real and surprising cronicles with a touch of surre-

alism, manage to portray the roots and traditions of the towns of Bolivar and its people. In this

universe, the harsh and violent episodes are overcome through humor.

Director’s Bio

Felipe is a Colombian writer/director. He studied film in NY and LA, where he co-founded his production company Cumbia Films.

He has directed numerous short fiction and documentary films, some of which have won best short film in different international film festivals. MAÑANA, shot in 2009 in Cartagena, got honorable mention at the Festival de Cine de Bogota in 2010 and in the Festival Infantil Kolibri, in La Paz. UNLUCKY’S LUCK, which was funded with Proimagenes financing award in 2017, won best fiction short at the San Antonio Film Festival and at the Festival de Cine de Gibara, in Cuba.

Felipe directed two feature length documentaries last year, DREAM CREATORS and TRANSFORMING REALITIES, both funded by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia.

He has worked in Bogotá, NY, Sao Paulo, LA and currently established in Cartagena, Colombia. Felipe is now working on a slate of films to go into production in 2018 / 2019.

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