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Lazara Rosell Albear 2020

'Yoko Osha' (2015)
(Hacerse Santo - Making Saint - Se Faire Saint)

Lazara Rosell Albear returns to the magical–realistic world of Santeria or Regla de Osha:
the mysterious religion practiced in secret by more than 70% of the Cuban population in the director's home country Cuba. The film interweaves an intimate portrayal of this tradition with his rules and ritualistic initiations, with personal experiences and audio-visual recreations, performance and poetry. By merging different styles the film becomes a subjective self-portrait of the director. 10 years in the making; the result is a multi-layered work where the place of beliefs in the universal human quest for survival, is researched/questioned through levels of trance and heterotopias.

Directed by Lazara Rosell Albear
Runtime: 40'
Format: HD - 16:9
Country of production: Belgium
Distribution: Argos, Center for Art and Media
© 2015 MahaWorks

-Temporary Gallery - Kolhn during ART COLOGNE programme FILM COLOGNE focusing on Flanders and Brussels - 17 to 19 April 2015
-The III Biennale Internacional de Arte “Desde Aqui”. Bucaramanga, Columbia – October 3th to 30th, 2015
-Conference "AFRO-CUBAN ARTISTS: A RENAISSANCE". University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA - April 27th to 30th, 2016
-Cinema Nova, Brussels - june 16, 2016
-VISITE. Het Bos. Antwerp - August 12, 2016
-SIC invites. De Beurschouwburg. Brussels - september 22th, 2016
-Exhibition Eutopia "28". CC Strombeek - Janurari 8 - march 8th, 2017