Preguntas inútiles (2003) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Preguntas inútiles
  • Alternate Title: Useless Questions
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:42:37
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: Jan 2003
  • Location: Cali, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Marco Antonio Bejarano, Bibiana Cobo, Claudia García, Lisímaco Núñez, Fernando Aguilar, Clahiber Rincón, Hilda Ruiz, Jessica Aragón, Serafín Arzamendía.
  • Credits: Enrique Buenaventura, writer ; Teatro Experimental de Cali, producer, set, props, costumes ; Jacqueline Vidal, staging, lighting design ; Huber Botero, videographer ; Gustavo Vivas, Juan Carlos Maya, music ; Hilder Molina, César Betancourt, choreography ; María E. Pérez, lighting design, technical assistance ; José Campo, graphic design.

Preguntas inútiles (2003)

Teatro Experimental de Cali's "Preguntas inútiles" tells the story of a "barrio de invasión" (a neighborhood of internal refugees that "invaded" an empty lot) in the suburbs of Cali. These neighborhoods are built from scratch by displaced people escaping from violence and poverty in other regions of Colombia. After building their homes, the refugees have to fight against the attempts at violent relocation by the state and the police. In the play, the "barrio" is located by a stream, between two hills. The stream is often blood-colored as a result of fights between the inhabitants of the opposing hills, a rivalry that evokes the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets in "Romeo and Juliet." The characters are mainly young gangsters and their girlfriends. Through break-dancing and rapping, love finds its way among everyday violence in this symbolic portrait of Colombian society.

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