- The Shape of Now
- La forma del presente
- Manuel Correa
- 72 DCP
- January 22, 2020 7:30
Do you remember the war? Ask seven different people and you will hear seven different stories. Rated “one of the standout works” (Jenna Sauers, Cultured Magazine) of Bogotá’s ARTBO art fair, The Shape of Now is a creative documentary by former Vancouverite Manuel Correa that considers the seemingly impossible challenge of constructing a history of Colombia’s bloody, decades-long civil conflict in the interests of peace and reconciliation. The film records, without papering over contradictions and aporia, the testimony of survivors, perpetrators, and expert witnesses as they wrestle in various ways with what has taken place, and with the nature of truth itself.
Post-screening Skype Q&A with the director.
Moderated by Jon Beasley-Murray, Associate Professor of Latin American Studies at UBC.