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Raindance Film Festival Holds 27th Edition in London

Bristolatino’s editor-in-chief Isaac Norris gives a quick overview of Raindance, an upcoming film festival taking place in London.   London’s largest independent film festival, Raindance, kicks off this week for what is set to be a smashing year, showcasing a carefully-curated selection of trailblazing cinematic ventures. Conveniently situated in the centre of the bustling city, ardent cinephiles […]

FORMER FARC LEADERS REARM: WHAT’S NEXT FOR COLOMBIA’S FRAGILE PEACE?

Former FARC commanders Iván Márquez, Jesús Santrich and El Paisa have announced that they are rearming less than three years after signing a peace agreement with the State. Alfred Davies reports for BristoLatino on what this announcement might mean for peace in Colombia.  The peace process in Colombia was dealt a severe blow at the end […]

This month we’re reading… Short Walks from Bogotá

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Tilly Compton delves into Tom Feiling’s enthralling journey through Colombia’s […]

Niña Errante (Wandering Girl) to open Cartagena’s FICCI film festival

After winning the Golden Wolf for Best Film at its world premiere in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Rubén Mendoza’s 2018 feature, Niña Errante (Wandering Girl) will open FICCI, Colombia’s international film festival in historic Cartagena de Indias tomorrow. Here’s what to expect from the Colombian director and what other treats to keep an eye […]

Ana Vallejo’s photography humanises Bogotá’s illegal settlements

Ana Vallejo is a Colombian photographer based in Bogotá. Her project, Entre Nubes, focuses on San Germán, a makeshift neighbourhood in a National Park on the outskirts of Bogotá, where people internally displaced from various conflicts around Colombia have settled after finding themselves unable to find housing in the capital. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief, Helen Brown, interviewed Ana […]

Soma Difusa, ecomuralist?

Laura Ortiz is an illustrator, graphic artist and muralist painting Colombian (and universal) values onto community walls. Under the spray-name Soma Difusa, she works with a range of artists around the country and more recently, around the world. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson caught up with her via email.   Can you explain your alias, Soma Difusa, […]

The WATI Collective: Supporting Indigenous Artisans of Colombia

Bristolatino Art Editor Moné Betterton had the opportunity to meet with José, one of the founders of the Wati Collective- an online business which sells a range of hand-made products made by indigenous artisans in rural Colombia.   The Wati Collective (“wati” meaning woman in Arhuac) came to life after José and his friend Jess found […]

Why handpoke tattoos? A short convo with Daniel Dobleu

‘Daniel Dobleu’ is an artist from Bogotá, specialising in graphic design and branding, mural painting and writing fantastic book titles. He is now a skilled handpoke tattoo artist, going by the alias sebra.handpoke. BristoLatino‘s Rebecca Wilson spoke to Daniel about his new work in handpoked tattoos.   BL: Tell us a bit about your artistic journey […]

From Colombia to South India with Indian Man’s Cumbia de Konnokal

Hailing from Punjab is Bristol based DJ and producer Indian Man. Tiffany Ip chatted to him about his new single, Cumbia De Konnokal, which blends the sounds of Colombian cumbia with South Indian konnokal and jazz influences. Indian Man’s style bending music is not only a reflection of his overall independent spirit but also of his desire […]