To The Dead8 minutes, 30 seconds
To The Dead is a cinematic essay made up of personal reflections and digressions that cumulatively weave a portrait of Colombia’s political and social strife. The film is narrated in the first-person by a character who walks through a cemetery. Although his utterances lack the authority of an officially sanctioned historical account, they reveal insights into the ways the personal intersect with the social and political. His narrative is infused with contradictory thoughts and emotions, reminding the viewer how oftentimes the intimate and traumatic are left out in the authoring of an official, national history.