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Cruzar un muro, 2012

Crossing a Wall, 2012

‘Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.’ Based on article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Enrique Ramírez constructs a filmic story with three characters waiting in an immigration office at an unspecified location. Portraying a situation where so many human aspirations converge in this day and age, as the film evolves, the story links reality and fiction, facts and introspection, in a way that is as subtle as it is metaphorical. Meanwhile, a voiceover reads excerpts from Native American Chief Seattle's 1855 letter to the President of the United States in response to the latter's offer of a land purchase. Notions such as expectation, conviction, longing, rights, journey, border and origin are articulated with great poetic and political force. Cruzar un muro was recorded in Laguna de Aculeo, in Paine, Chile, in 2012.

Technical details

Original title:
Cruzar un muro
Registration number:
Ramírez, Enrique
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Audiovisual recording
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 5 min 12 s
Edition number:
Ed. 1/5
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Long-term loan of Screen Projects.
© Enrique Ramírez
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