• Lapü
  • Lapü
  • Lapü

Lapü

by Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes New World View: Colombia

On a windy night in the Colombian Guajira desert, Doris is dreaming about her deceased cousin. For the Wayuu indigenous people, this marks a sign that an important ritual is about to begin. For the family to finally say goodbye, Doris will exhume the bones of the deceased, clean them and bury them a second time. In the documentary LAPÜ, which was created in close collaboration with the indigenous population, we immerse ourselves in the farewell ritual of a culture very different from our own, one in which sadness is celebrated as a conscious experience. The camera’s lens not only focuses on the ritual itself, but also on the people present, whose faces reflect the curiosity and fascination of the audience itself; a unique and unusual cinematic experience.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Colombia, 2019
  • Runtime: 75 Min
  • Languages: Wayuunaiki, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Directors: Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes
  • Cast: Doris González Jusayú, Carmen González Jusayú
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  • Screenplay: Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes, María Canela Reyes
  • Cinematography: Angello Faccini
  • Editors: Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes
  • Sound: Yesid Vasquez
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  • Producer: Julián Quintero
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  • Production Company: Los Niños Films
  • World Sales: Syndicado Film Sales
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