WEAVING STORIES

Tejiendo relatos

Spain

57’, 2015

DIRECTED BY

Clara Calvet

PRODUCED BY

Sebastián Riveaud

SCRIPTWRITER

Clara Calvet, Sebastián Riveaud

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Clara Calvet

EDITED BY

Clara Calvet, Sebastián Riveaud

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Weaving Stories is a documentary that reflects on the role of the weaver women in Andean communities of Bolivia. The purpose of this work is to inform the world of these women, who express themselves through ancient textile techniques. The film contains 22 interviews with artisans from different regions, as well as with some of their husbands, in order to reflect this reality. Furthermore, the film includes the word from four specialists who contextualize the explanations provided by the women. The film first shows the daily life in the country, highlighting the textile work, among many other activities. It then reflects on their first steps in the textile universe, expressed through personal anecdotes related to their ancestors. At the same time, one can see an oneiric world, where a series of tales and legends become protagonists, either through weave or by oral narratives. Finally, it challenges the textile heritage and the future of these ancient techniques, which are becoming endangered by frequent migrations from the countryside to cities.