CANCELLED - On Not Being at Home, Part 3: Los Colores de la Montaña/ The Colors of the Mountain


Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

***This event has been cancelled***

Los Colores de la Montaña/The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
90 min., color; Colombia, Spanish (English subtitles)


Manuel, 9, has an old soccer ball he plays with every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure. He convinces his two friends Julián and Poca Luz to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids’ games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of “La Pradera.”

Following the screening, there will be a conversation and Q&A with the film director Carlos César Arbeláez, Liliana Obregón, and Jeronimo Duarte Riascos

Carlos César Arbeláez, Colombian film director and writer, known for Los Colores de la Montaña / The Colors of the Mountain (2010) and Eso que llaman amor / What They Called Love (2015). 

Liliana Obregón, DRCLAS Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar 2016-2017; Professor of Law at University of Los Andes, Colombia.

Jerónimo Duarte Riascos, C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives) Fellow for Latin America, MoMA New York City; PhD candidate in Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Visual Studies, Harvard University.


Free admission. A reception will follow the event. 

Support for this program is provided by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.