Andrés Romero

Contributing Editor

Andrés Romero is a PhD candidate at Wayne State University. His research explores questions of violence, place, memory, images and imagination, and selfhood in Bogotá, Colombia.

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KİRAİÑİA (Long Flutes)

Visual and New Media Review

KİRAİÑİA (Long Flutes)

Juan Castrillón’s KİRAİÑİA (Long Flutes) (2019) is a film about searching for lost sounds and their partial retrieval. In particular, the sounds that emanate fr... More

Rehavi (Timekeepers)

Visual and New Media Review

Rehavi (Timekeepers)

Juan Castrillón’s Rehavi (Timekeepers) (2016) eloquently weaves documentary and fiction to reckon with the materialities of time and music. The film follows the... More

The Writing Group: In a Room Alone, Working Together

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The Writing Group: In a Room Alone, Working Together

This post’s title might be a bit of a misnomer. For many of us, trying to meet on platforms like Zoom, Jitsi, or Microsoft Teams while alone isn’t always possib... More

#SOSColombia: Introduction / Introducción

Visual and New Media Review

#SOSColombia: Introduction / Introducción

(Con traducción al español) The 2021 Colombian national strike is referred to as el paro nacional. The noun paro derives from the verb parar, to stop. The prote... More

#SOSColombia: Dispatches and Reflections from El Paro Nacional / #SOSColombia: Comunicados y reflexiones desde el paro nacional

Visual and New Media Review

#SOSColombia: Dispatches and Reflections from El Paro Nacional / #SOSColombia: Comunicados y reflexiones desde el paro nacional

(Con traducción al español) This series is centered on the immediacy of the dispatch genre amid the political unrest and instability that characterizes the ongo... More

Castaway Man

Visual and New Media Review

Castaway Man

Perhaps the best place to start with Kesang Tseten’s Castaway Man (2015) is with its final scene—with grainy archival footage of a man burying a time capsule in... More

Who Will Be a Gurkha

Visual and New Media Review

Who Will Be a Gurkha

Kesang Tseten’s Who Will Be a Gurkha (2012) is a corporeal film full of movement, exertion, physicality, and masculine energy. The film follows the archaic sele... More

Ethnocine: Hay Betl7em هاي بيت لحم

Visual and New Media Review

Ethnocine: Hay Betl7em هاي بيت لحم

We close out curating some of the works from Ethnocine Collective by showcasing two episodes from Laura Menchaca Ruiz and Khader U. Handal's Hay Betl7em (2018–2... More

Ethnocine: Get By

Visual and New Media Review

Ethnocine: Get By

The riveting and melodic sounds of the people’s chant inaugurate the opening scene. “Fighting for justice (fighting for justice), and a living wage (and a livin... More

Ethnocine: Nobel Nok Dah

Visual and New Media Review

Ethnocine: Nobel Nok Dah

Blur. As the camera moves in and out of focus, we linger in the blur, in the opaque space of subjectivity in motion. When the image comes into focus, we find ou... More