We welcome you to the 2020 return of the Screening Room film series. We begin our series with Emily Cohen's film Bodies at War (2015). The film centers on the lives of those injured by anti-personnel land mines as part of the Colombian armed conflict. The film strikes the right balance in conveying some of the historical depths of the Colombian armed conflict, as well as articulating the war's lived experience for civilians and soldiers. This Screening Room series includes a longer curatorial introduction to the film, a Teaching Tools post, and two academic reviews, including one in Spanish (with an English translation).
Posts in This Series
The plane’s menacing blades take hold of the corner of the frame. The green from above turns into unpaved-road beige, then to concrete gray as the plane lands. ... More
Bodies at War (2015) was available to be viewed for free on the SCA's website, Fieldsights, for two weeks from February 20 through March 4, 2020.... More
The film Bodies at War (Mina) (2015) by documentarian and anthropologist Emily Cohen (now Emily Cohen Ibañez) can speak to many different lessons. In this post,... More
(Read the English translation)Inclusión ProstéticaEl presente colombiano está marcado por un conflicto armado de más de cinco décadas que no ha cesado. A pesar ... More