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Bodies at War

(MINA)

 

about the film

 

MINA (Bodies at War) es una mirada implacable a que significa vivir en guerra en la propia vida diaria. Con un legado de cincuenta años de incesante guerra civil, Colombia es ahora considerada uno de los países más afectados por minas en el mundo. La película ofrece una ventana dentro de las vidas de la gente colombiana que lucha por rehabilitarse ellos y a otros heridos por minas. MINA presenta perspectivas diversas sobre que es rehabilitación y que significa en Colombia. La película es una mirada resuelta a las industrias multinacionales que crecen en torno a la rehabilitación y a la ambivalencia la gente siente hacia las campañas humanitarias que pretenden ayudarlos.  

A legacy of its decades long civil war, Colombia is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world.  Bodies at War (MINA) offers a window into Colombian people's lives as they strive to rehabilitate themselves and others after landmine injury.  The film brings together the perspectives of soldiers, civilians, and medical professionals about what rehabilitation is and means in Colombia.  It takes an unflinching look at the corporate industries that grow up around rehabilitation and the ambivalence people feel towards humanitarian campaigns that aim to help them.

 

Producer/Director/Camera/Editor: Emily Cohen Ibañez
Original Score:  Ryan Beveridge
Additional Editors: Kristen Nutile and Sorayya Kassamali-Rickicki
Sound Mix:  Ryan Price/Fall on Your Sword
Titles:  Rob Carmichael

 
Photo by Ben Kilgust

Photo by Ben Kilgust

 

Emily Cohen Ibañez completó su doctorado en antropología en la Universidad de Nueva York (NYU) donde ganó un certificado en Cultura y Los Medios.  Junto con su escritura académica, Dra. Cohen Ibañez también hace películas.  Ha dirigido IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR PERFORM OPERATION FIRST CASUALTY (2007) y SANTA CRUZ PREPARES FOR Y2K (1999), cine cortos que alcanzo audiencias populares a través de televisión publica, El Festival de Cine de la Sociedad de Antropología Visual y El Festival de Cine Independiente de Santa Fe.  Ella fue una becaria por el Seminario de Flaherty en Nueva York en el 2012.  Su película de debut, MINA/BODIES AT WAR (2015) estrenó en el Festival de Cine de Bogotá donde la película estaba nominada para un premio de UNICEF.  La Dra. Cohen Ibañez  recientemente recibió la beca de Fejos de Cine Etnográfico del Fundación de Wenner-Gren  para completar su segunda largometraje VIRTUAL WAR: MEMORIES OF ABU-GHRAIB.  Su investigación y cinematografía ha sido financiada por la National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, American Council for Learned Societies, NYU Torch Prize, and Fulbright Colombia.

Emily Cohen Ibañez completed her doctorate in Anthropology at New York University where she earned a certificate in Culture and Media.  Along with her written scholarship, Dr. Cohen Ibañez, also makes films.  She directed IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR PERFORM OPERATION FIRST CASUALTY (2007) and SANTA CRUZ PREPARES FOR Y2K (1999), short films that reached popular audiences through public access platforms, the Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.  She was a Flaherty Seminar Fellow in 2012.  Her debut feature‐length film, BODIES AT WAR/MINA (2015) premiered at El Festival de Cine de Bogota where the film was nominated for a UNICEF award.  She recently received the Wenner‐Gren Fejos Fellowship for Ethnographic Film to complete her second feature‐length documentary VIRTUAL WAR: MEMORIES OF ABU-GHRAIB.  Her research and filmmaking have been supported by the National Science Foundation, Wenner‐Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, American Council for Learned Societies, and Fulbright Colombia.

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HOME USE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND RENTAL
Not for public screenings.

$4.99/$12.99

EDUCATIONAL, INSTITUTIONAL, AND HOME USE DVD'S COMINGS SOON...

UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SCREENINGS
Filmmaker Emily Cohen Ibañez would love to speak at your campus or public venue. She has a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology with a focus in Medical Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, and Gender Studies. She is available to teach master classes, present on panels, or simply answer questions after a screening of the film. Please contact Reversa Films using the form at the bottom of this website to discuss rates and availability. Emily is also available for Q&A's via Skype.

COMMUNITY/GRASSROOTS SCREENINGS
$95
Intended for churches, community organizations, and other small groups, this option includes public performance license, digital or DVD rental, still images for flyers, and help getting the word out through social media. Please contact Reversa Films using the form at the bottom of this website.

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Public Screenings

Sept. 8, 2016   Fundacion Prolongar (Location and Time TBA)/ Medellin, Colombia

March 31, 2016  La Universidad Nacional de Colombia/ Bogota, Colombia
                5pm-8pm, Edificio Posgrados, Salon Oval (admisión gratis)

March 7, 2016   San Francisco State University/ San Francisco, CA
                12:30pm-2:30pm, J. Paul Leonard Library (free admission)

Feb. 12, 2016   University of California at Santa Cruz/ Santa Cruz, CA
                2:30pm, Communication 130 (free admission)

Feb. 8, 2016    San Jose State University/ San Jose, CA

Oct. 24, 2015   Festival de Cine de Bogota/ Bogota, Colombia
                3pm, Cinemateca Distrital (boletas por venta en la cinemateca)

Oct. 28, 2015   Festival de Cine de Bogota/ Bogota, Colombia
                2pm, Biblioteca Nacional (admisión gratis)

 
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