German title: Das Flüstern der Marimba English title: The Whisper of the Marimba Year: 2020 Length: 01:19:00 Categories: Film / TV / Video, documentary
Project type: Diplom
The marimba is the bridge between Africa and Latin America. The sound of the wooden xylophone connects the present-day life on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast with its African roots. Hundreds of years ago, the marimba music came to Ecuador across the sea. Stormy drum rhythms and the gentle, undulating melodies remind us of the violence experienced during slave trade and colonial rule and also tell the story of the centuries-old musical resistance of the Afro-Ecuadorian community. ""The Whisper of the Marimba"" portrays three generations of musicians who lay bare their worries and dreams as well as their unshakable trust in the power of art and music to nurture their identity and community.
Regie und Buch: Greta-Marie Becker Bildgestaltung: Christian Löhr Montage: Marisol B. Lima Ton: Camilo Colmenares Sounddesign: Holger Buff Colorgrading: Fabiana Cardalda Tonmischung: Ralf Schipke Förderung: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW Produktion: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln und Greta-Marie Becker
Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg, Prof. Franziska Windisch, Prof. Frank Döhmann
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.