Directed by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Natalia Escobar <<shortfilm>> (director, producer, editor), 2022, 30 min.

In the middle of the Colombian coffee region, Aribada, the resurrected monster, meets Las Traviesas, a group of indigenous transwomen from the Embera people. The magical, the dreamlike and the performative coexist in their unique world - an aesthetic and spiritual universe in which documentary and fiction merge into a transcultural narrative. Enchanted by the beauty and power of their jais (spirits), Aribada decides to join Las Traviesas in creating their own trans*futurist community.

FESTIVALS (selection)

// Cannes - Directors Fortnight 2022, France

// The New York Film Festival, USA

// BFI London Film Festival, UK

// Oberhausen kurzfilmtage, Germany

// Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

// Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico

// Internationale kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland

// Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali, Colombia

// Daupará - Muestra de cine y video indigena en Colombia, Bogotá

and many more...

Awards and nominations:

// Nominated for the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, 2022

// Emerging Talent Prize, German Competition, kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

// Best Colombian Short Film, Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali, Colombia

// Special mention, Experimental Film Competition, Guanajuato International Film Festival

// Best Experimental Short Film, Festival de Cine Corto de Popayán, Colombia



//With “Las Traviesas” - Doris Nembaregama / Zamanta Enevia / Beroniga Tascon / Emilce    Aizama / Andrea Nembaregama / Katy Tuave / Bella Wuasorna 

// Directed by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Natalia Escobar in collaboration with Zamanta Enevia 

// Produced by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Natalia Escobar

// Script by Friederike Hirz in collaboration with “Las Traviesas“ 

// Editor by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau

// Line-producer Juliana Gutiérrez Vélez

// Production Assistant Andres Becerra

// Associate producer kristina konrad 

// Art-director Guille Montiel

// Styling Guille Montiel & Las Traviesas

// Director of Photography Luciana Riso

// Additional Camera Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau

// Sound-design and mix Rubén Valdes  

// Bar scene score  Aérea Negrot, 

// Music screen scoring Christian González (Bclip) 

// Hair and Make Up Isis kuaygarond, Guille Montiel & Katy Tuave

// Still Photography Camo Delgado

// Finishing Compositing and color grading Martin Backhaus

// Dramaturgy editing Laura Paetau  // Title design Juliana Gutiérrez Vélez