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Jun 29, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Las Traviesas de Aribada

With Galle of Cineclub Amora. In Ridgewood in the open air Screening Garage, we invite you to join us for a screening & conversation around Las Traviesas de Aribada.

We’re delighted to join hands with Cineclub Amora to celebrate 𝘼𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙖𝙙𝙖, the resurrected monster who decides to join 𝙇𝙖𝙨 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙨𝙖𝙨 (the mischievous) group of Embera indigenous trans women from so-called Colombia.

We’re delighted to host Galle who guides Cineclub Amora,  a rebellious-loving fem space for conversation and joy, that uses moving images as a resource for learning and building liberating sensithinking, from the T4T and Woman4Woman perspective to dismantle the world of the macho.

We’ll screen the scintillating Aribada, that has traveled to festivals around the world from the regional patria screenings in Colombia to Cannes’ DocFortnight, Oberhausen and beyond! Las Traviesas share knowledge and reinvent rituals in this telling of their story where documentary and fiction merge into a transcultural narrative. After the screening we’ll engage with a collection of archival materials that will bring us into these narratives more deeply led by Galle through the CineClub’s somatic approach.

Mil Mundos, a sponsor of the Cine Club will be on site, selling some books, and we’ll have good vibes going before and after for community connections. Come on out to keep Pride energy going, above and beyond June!

This is a free community event with a suggested donation of $5. Grab a Suggested Donation ticket!

Estamos encantades de recibir a Cineclub Amora para celebrar a 𝘼𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙖𝙙𝙖, el monstruo resucitado que decide unirse a 𝙇𝙖𝙨 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙨𝙖𝙨 (las traviesas), un grupo de mujeres trans indígenas Emberá de la llamada Colombia.

Felices de tener a Galle quien organiza el Cineclub Amora, un espacio fem rebelde-amorosa de conversación y gozo, que usa la imagen en movimiento como un recurso para aprender y construir sentipensares liberadoras, desde la perspectiva de T4T y Woman4Woman para desmantelar la mirada del macho.

¡¡Proyectaremos la deslumbrante Aribada, que ha viajado a festivales de todo el mundo desde proyecciones regionales en Colombia hasta DocFortnight de Cannes, Oberhausen y más allá! Estamos felices de presentar la película aquí en Ridgewood para compartirla en una proyección comunitaria en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Las Traviesas comparten saberes y reinventan rituales en este relato de su historia donde el documental y la ficción se funden en una narrativa transcultural. Después de la proyección, nos involucraremos con una selección de materiales de archivo que nos acercarán más profundamente a estas narrativas dirigidas por Galle a través del enfoque somático del Cineclub.

Mil Mundos, una librería encantadora de nuestro vecindario, estará en el lugar, vendiendo algunos libros, y tendremos buenas vibras antes y después de la proyección para conectarnos con la comunidad. ¡Ven a mantener la energía del Orgullo, más allá de Junio!


Aribada by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Natalia Escobar

“That is why the short film Aribada, directed and produced by Simon (e) Jaikiriuma Paetau and Natalia Escobar, caught my attention so much. This short film, whose story takes place between a fantasy world and a real one, tells the story of the coexistence of trans women from an Embera community in the Eje Cafetero, expelled from their indigenous land because of being trans. The short film begins in a thick jungle with the fog between the mountains of Santuario, Risaralda, and thus, between a dreamlike or shamanic world, the vicissitudes of a daily life full of memory are presented. Trans women, indigenous women, what could be more transgressive than these two elements together?” — Catalina Ceballos

In the middle of the Colombian coffee region, Aribada, the resurrected monster, meets Las Traviesas, a group of indigenous transwomen from the Emberá tribes. Enchanted by the beauty and power of their spirits, Aribada decides to join Las Traviesas in creating their own trans*futurist community.

“Por eso me llamó tanto la atención el cortometraje Aribada, dirigido y producido por Simon (e) Jaikiriuma Paetau y Natalia Escobar. Este cortometraje, cuya historia transcurre entre un mundo de fantasía y uno real, cuenta la historia de la convivencia de mujeres trans de una comunidad Embera del Eje Cafetero, expulsadas de su tierra indígena por ser trans. El cortometraje comienza en una espesa selva con la neblina entre las montañas de Santuario, Risaralda, y así, entre un mundo onírico o chamánico, se presentan las vicisitudes de una cotidianidad llena de memoria. Mujeres trans, mujeres indígenas, ¿qué puede ser más transgresor que estos dos elementos juntos?” — Catalina Ceballos

En medio del eje cafetero colombiano, Aribada, el monstruo resucitado, conoce a Las Traviesas, un grupo de mujeres trans indígenas de las tribus Emberá. Encantada por la belleza y el poder de sus espíritus, Aribada decide unirse a Las Traviesas para crear su propia comunidad trans*futurista.


galle (they/she) is a trans refugee immigrant, artist, cook and tattooer based in Brooklyn. galle approaches art inspired by children, nature, sovereign movements and feminist somatic practices to achieve a sense of liberation, comfort, gratitude and joy. CineClub Amora

Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau is a German-Colombian artist. Their works are between cinema and performance, dealing with queer decoloniality. Simon(e) studied Media Art at the KHM Cologne and Film at the EICTV Cuba.

Natalia Escobar is a Colombian interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker who delves into themes of identity, memory and Andean Phenomenology through various artistic mediums. Having graduated with a Fine Art degree from Central Saint Martins College in London, her work spans across moving images, sound, and installations. Escobar has exhibited her work at the HKW in Berlin, Heist Gallery in Venice and La Casa Encendida in Madrid amongst others.

Escobar channels her musical output through her alter egos Poison Arrow and her multisensorial project Pierce with Arrow, (in collaboration with Troy Pierce). She has performed at various venues and festivals, such as Saüle Berghain, Funkhaus, Moog, She Makes Noise Festival, Madeira Dig, and Kiezsalon. Her first EP, If You Don’t Love Me (I’ll Cut Your Face), came out under her Poison Arrow moniker in 2018 on dBridge’s Pleasure District Label. In 2020, Pierce with Arrow, released their first single For Electra, with a scent closely tracing the feelings and instrumentation of the song developed by Folie A Pluiseurs. In March 2021 they released their first LP Shatter on Dais Records accompanied by an incense paper developed by the Japanese incense house Hako and Folie A Plusieurs.

Escobar’s latest film, Aribada, premiered at Cannes Director’s Fortnight and has been screened at the Cartagena International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and London Film Festival BFI. The film has earned several prestigious awards, including the 3SAT Emerging Talent Prize at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, the “Premio Maria” at Ficcali, and the Norman Prize at the Stuttgarter Filmwinter.

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Jun 29, 2023
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


352 Onderdonk Avenue
QUEENS, NY 11385 United States
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