2019, Sat, Jul 20

Somos Calentura/We Are The Heat

D: Jorge Navas, CO 2019, 104 min., Spanish OV with english subtitles

Film still, Somos Calentura | © Max Morales

Film still, Somos Calentura | © Max Morales

Hip-hop, salsa choke party culture and the realities of the slums

Harvey is unemployed and wants to leave Buenaventura; to get away from poverty, street violence and the lack of prospects that confront the Afro-Colombian population in particular. He and his street dance crew hope that a hip-hop dance contest will be their big chance. But at the same time, another, more dangerous path opens up before him... Jorge Navas’s drama accompanies its heroes in sweaty nocturnal images and portrays the party culture of salsa choke, a mix of chants, marimba sounds, hip-hop and salsa beats.