I have been in Colombia now for 5 days and it has been wonderful. I came down to Colombia with the purpose to get information about how distribution works here. My personal dream as well as Gloria’s is to have ENTRE NOS on the big screen in Colombia. My entire life I have remained connected to my country, sometime to the estreme, (not becoming a US citezen until only a year ago, some might see as extreme, I always saw it as proof of my love for Colombia) and this is the ultimate bridge back to my people. To be able to come home with a film that means the world to me would be the perfect conclusion to an otherwise perfect journey.
On Friday night, after a week of non-stop work, my best friend in Colombia and I went out to party. While I was exhausted I told myself it would be a sin to come to Colombia work so hard and not go out at least once. So we went to this little place in La Candelaria (the histori colonial part of Bogota)called EL CANDELARIO and as soon as I walked in my hips couldn’t stop moving, my feet couldn’t stop dancing and of course as any good Colombian the drinking began early and ended late. The best part of the party was the live Cumbia music. The lead singer was an old man of about 80 years old who had the voice of God. The passion with which he sang, the enregy with which he danced kept the party going until 3am. That is the beauty of Colombia…young people paying homage to our elder while he sang our traditional music…it was beyond beautiful.
And now today I am out in La Vega..about and hour and half outside of Bogota..in the most beautiful finca surrounded by huge mountains, a beautiful river and the smell of arepas at every turn. It’s the first time I have truly relaxed in over a month and it is perfect that I am doing so here…at home…in Colombia.