Divine Melodies

  • 9 10
  • 2019
  • 33min
Divine Melodies
  • Original Title: Divinas Melodias

When a child dies in a remote Afro-descendant Colombian village, two artisans must make a traditional drum for the funeral, unleashing ancestral myths and magic.

Divine Melodies

AWARDS: Audience Award for Best short film. Festival de Cine Colombiano LE CHIEN QUI ABOIT

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena Colombia/ BOGOSHORTS – Short Films Festival/ Festival International de Film de Biarritz/ Festival de Cine Corto de Popayan/ Festival Internacional de Cine de Tunja/ Festival de Cine Afro Kunta Kinte

Divine Melodies. The drums of a village

Hidden in a dense Colombian jungle is an Afro-descendant village, lying on the shores of the Guapi River.

One day, tragedy strikes. A child dies. As the inhabitants begin to prepare the funeral rituals, Pacho and Genaro, two heirs to the town's musical lineage, are charged with making a "marimba", a local drum that must be played at the day of the burial.

As they make the instrument, ancient myths emerge in their conversations. Is the devil the the truly master of music? What apparitions, good and bad, gravitate in this community of people who carry on despite their misfortunes?

Lucas Silva
Lucas Silva Director

Production Companies


Curated Award-Winning Docs From Around The Globe

Best Documentary Films