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Event: Voices VOICES: Laura Huertas Millán

Laura Huertas Millán.
Laura Huertas Millán. Photo by Renato Cruz.


March 28, 2024


5:00–6:30 pm


Virtual via Zoom


Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture will take place via Zoom (Meeting ID: 891 3710 1833 PW:voices24).

Across director Laura Huertas Millán’s films is a sustained interest in combining anthropology and fiction to challenge the hierarchy between a filmmaker and their subjects. It’s what she calls ethnographic fiction. Grounded on a decolonial practice that centers visual anthropology, ethnography, and ecology, Huertas Millán’s films trace the continued life of colonial narratives, destabilizing them to bring about survival and resilience against regimes of power. She has developed emotional and sensual-centered films with the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University, which include Sol Negro (2016), La Libertad (2017), and jeny303 (2018).


Artist and filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán’s practice spans different media: moving images, writing, pedagogy, and long-term inquiries. She holds a PhD from Paris Sciences et Lettres University (SACRe program) and studied at the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. More than twenty film retrospectives and focuses of her work have been held internationally in cinematheques (TIFF Toronto, Cinemateca de Bogotá, Harvard Film Archive), museums (Austrian Film Museum, among others), and film festivals (Montreal International Documentary Festival, Mar del Plata, and others).

Huertas Millán has received awards from the Locarno Film Festival, the FIDMarseille, Doclisboa, and Videobrasil and has been part of numerous official selections at festivals, including the Berlinale Forum, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Cinema du Reel. She had solo exhibitions at the MASP São Paulo, Maison des Arts de Malakoff, and Medellin’s Modern Art Museum. Her films have screened at the Centre Pompidou, Jeu de Paume, Guggenheim Museum in NYC, Times Art Berlin and presented in biennials such as the Liverpool, FRONT Triennial, Videobrasil, Videonale, and the Sharjah Biennial.

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