Directed by Nadia Granados and Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau

3-channel video installation (6.1 sound), 18:09 min. //

& experimental short film version (1-screen, 5.1 surround sound)

"Mojana" is an associative re-imagining of a Colombian myth and traditional song. A mermaid-monster, who is desired and punished: the man-eating, seductive Mojana. Agressions against this free and rare spirit are justified by obsessive love and desire. The film denounces the naturalized violence against this mythical female creature and reappropiates her as a symbol of trans-feminine resilience. Kinematic bodies and animal-human hybrids. An absent body, which returns into representation. A history of dissident bodies who resist dying in a necropolitical system. 

Directed, performed, edited by : Nadia Granados & Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau // Music & Sound-Design : Aérea Negrot // Sound-Mix : Ruben Valdés // Outside Eye & 2. camera : Jao Moon // Grading & Compositing : Martin Backhaus

Special thanks and Outside Eye: Maria Elvira Dieppa

With the support of: Goethe-Institut Kolumbien & Cinemateca de Bogotá, Idartes


Pictures of the 3-channel installation by: Mathew Valvuena