Day of the Dead in Oaxaca is celebrated with energy, solemnity, respect, and joy. That’s why we focus on it with Day of the Dead Photography Expedition workshop. Still a few places open!
A couple of weeks ago, University of Wisconsin-Madison textile and design associate professor Carolyn Smythe Kallenborn sent me an announcement of her upcoming film, Life and the Dead.
Yesterday, when she came to the casita for dinner with Ale, Tito, Liliana, Santiago, Claudia, Fe and Lola, Carolyn talked more about how she plans to integrate an exhibition of traditional Oaxaca textiles with the video.
The film will be available in October 2014.
Posted in Clothing Design, Cultural Commentary, Photography, Workshops and Retreats
Tagged day of the dead, Film, Mexico, movie, Oaxaca, photography, video, workshop
Spools of naturally-dyed wool wait for the loom
Carolyn Kallenborn wrote to me today about the progress she is making to distribute the final cut of her film about Oaxaca weavers, “Woven Lives/Vidas Entretejidos.” I want to share her update with you and provide the link to the movie trailer on YouTube. The film features six weavers, one of whom is our dear friend Federico Chavez Sosa (Galeria Fe y Lola, Av. 5 de Mayo #408, Centro Historico, Oaxaca).
“So.. it is all getting very very close – the graphics for the DVD jacket went out for printing today, final proofreading of the subtitles have to happen before I go to bed tonight, the final video files are in Indiana being prepped for duplication… in two weeks I should have 2000 copies of the 1 hour and 16 minute movie – with both Spanish and English soundtrack and amazingly beautiful visuals and music to accompany it.
I hope you can take two minutes to watch the movie trailer on You Tube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxFtx0eSPqI
Its best if it is viewed on a full screen. Feel free to pass it along to others.
Many thanks to the whole crew who worked on this project. It is amazing to see it coming to life!! I hope you enjoy it!”
Cast and Crew Sneak Preview
Sunday March 6th
- In Spanish with English subtitles, Cardinal Bar, 6:30 p.m., Madison, Wisconsin, food and dance to follow
Saturday April 23rd
- In English with Spanish subtitles, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Union South, 6:30 p.m., dance and cash bar to follow
Posted in Books & Resources, Oaxaca Mexico art and culture, Oaxaca rug weaving and natural dyes, Textiles, Tapestries & Weaving, Travel & Tourism
Tagged Documentary film, Federico Chavez Sosa, Mexico, movie, natural dyes, Oaxaca, postaweek2011, Teotitlan del Valle, textiles, tourism, travel, weaving