World Premiere of Vincent Moon and Lulacruza’s Esperando el Tsunami Today

By 25 November, 2011

Today is the World Premiere of Esperando el Tsunami, a new documentary from Vincent Moon and Lulacruza. It’s a film that has been funded by the people and that it is now being screened to the people, as cheaply and easily as possible.

The film’s makers used a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the production of Esperando el Tsunami, raising $15,450 in total. That was back in November 2010. The idea behind the film was for Vincent Moon to film Lulacruza as they travelled through Colombia, meeting local musicians and people along the way. They completed that journey in June this year and have since been finishing the film. It’s now November 25th 2011 and the film is ready to be shown, though the film’s makers are not interested in traditional ways of distributing films.

They have made the film free to screen for anyone so long as they can make sure that at least five people watch the film and that they also do not charge for the screening. It’s not too surprising then that many of the venues screening the film have names such as Mi Casa and Dulce’s House. For the worldwide premiere today the film will be screened at Kevin’s Place in Memphis (US), in Bogota (Colombia) and Aqui in New York (US).

If you’re interested in going to a screening in the UK then Sounds and Colours are hosting a screening on December 8th, which we are doing in partnership with a charity called IRMO. If you are interested in going to this screening you can find details on the film’s website or send us an email at [email protected]. The screening is in London but as there are limited spaces we are not promoting it heavily at this point. Additionally, we will be doing another screening in a bigger venue in February 2012 (hopefully). Please send us an email if you’re interested in going to that and we’ll keep you informed.

If you’re a regular reader of Sounds and Colours then I’m sure you’ll be more than aware who Lulacruza and Vincent Moon are, but if not, here’s a quick rundown.

Vincent Moon is a nomadic film-maker, who has previously worked with REM, Arcade Fire and Mogwai, as well as being the main man behind Le Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows. More significantly for us, he is the director behind Petites Planetes, a new music video project which has seen Vincent travel around the world filming some of our favourite Brazilian, Chilean and Argentine artists, as well as musicians in Egypt, Iceland and the US.

Lulacruza are a Colombian/Argentine folk duo who use electronic and organic sounds to create mesmerising songs that align themselves with the natural world. They have released three albums toghether.

Esperando el Tsunami is a collaboration between Lulacruza and Vincent Moon, documenting a journey they took together through Colombia, and where they met prominent Colombian musicians such as Aterciopelados, Teto Ocampo, Frente Cumbiero and Son Palenque.

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