Ethnographic fictions: A portrait of Laura Huertas Millán

    THESSALONIKI: Challenging the authoritative colonial views about exoticism, ethnography, and anthropology, filmmaker and artist Laura Huertas Millán is transforming filmmaking itself as their traditionally expressive form.

    Laura Huertas Millán who was born in Bogotá and lives and works in Paris has a Ph.D. in Visual Arts. She has also been involved in Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab. With her minimalist, visually perfected, and precisely structured cinema works, she considers aesthetics and politics through a range of narratives and formats. Her distinct way of expanding documentary’s boundaries stems from an innovative approach to visual ethnography, defined – by herself – as ethnographic fiction. Aiming to expose colonial injustices and post-colonial realities of Latin America from within, her ethnographic fictions subvert and deconstruct the colonised gaze.

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