El Gran Movimiento

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The Escape of the Soul: An Exclusive Interview with Kiro Russo, Director of El Gran Movimiento

El Gran Movimiento begins with an aerial series of manmade landscapes, moving in from great to smaller scope: the Bolivian capital La Paz, a vast mesa of cement; the gutted hillsides surrounding the city; roads and high-rises; cable cars traveling back and forth; distorted images of faceless passers-by seen through curved traffic mirrors; a torn, faded poster of a smiling face flapping in the wind, a “hidden trace of time. ” The sense of suffocation is intense.