Cruzar un muro
Crossing a Wall
2012
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‘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.

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original title
Cruzar un muro
year of acquisition
2014
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Long-term loan of Screen Projects.
registration number
R.5109
date
2012
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 5 min 12 s
Copyright
© Enrique Ramírez
original title
Cruzar un muro
registration number
R.5109
date
2012
year of acquisition
2014
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Audiovisual recording
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 5 min 12 s
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Long-term loan of Screen Projects.
Copyright
© Enrique Ramírez
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