Hay Festival Jericó 2022

Event T1

Valentina Toro

Workshop La niña que hablaba con los pájaros

 Vereda Palo Cabildo
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People call Emilia the Bird Girl. Many fear her, not only because she is rather a solitary girl, but also because she talks to birds. Yet there is more: there begin to be disappearances in the town and everyone suspects that these are happening because of Emilia’s curses. Tobias, her neighbour, is the one who is most afraid of her but, with his courage, he will soon discover the true nature of the Bird Girl and the mystery of what is occurring in the town. Valentina Toro, the author and illustrator of La niña que hablaba con los pájaros, will share this beautiful story, one that might instil fear, but also strength, with the children, inviting them to create their own stories in both words and images.

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A partir de 7 años
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Valentina Toro

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Workshop with Amalia Low

 Normal Superior de Jericó
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Amalia Low is a musician, writer and painter. Born in Japan, she grew up learning the piano, and has given concerts from a young age. Later she turned to painting and illustration. After exhibiting works of art in Colombia, Japan, Switzerland, France and Canada, she began illustrating children’s books. One of her best-known books, translated into several languages, is Tito y Pepita, a celebration of the value of friendship.

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Para niños y niñas de todas las edades
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Workshop with Amalia Low

Event T5

Valentina Toro

Workshop La niña que hablaba con los pájaros

 Normal Superior de Jericó
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People call Emilia the Bird Girl. Many fear her, not only because she is rather a solitary girl, but also because she talks to birds. Yet there is more: there begin to be disappearances in the town and everyone suspects that these are happening because of Emilia’s curses. Tobias, her neighbour, is the one who is most afraid of her but, with his courage, he will soon discover the true nature of the Bird Girl and the mystery of what is occurring in the town. Valentina Toro, the author and illustrator of La niña que hablaba con los pájaros, will share this beautiful story, one that might instil fear, but also strength, with the children, inviting them to create their own stories in both words and images.

Closed for general audience.

A partir de 7 años
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Valentina Toro

Event T3

Valentina Toro

Workshop La niña que hablaba con los pájaros

 Normal Superior de Jericó
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People call Emilia the Bird Girl. Many fear her, not only because she is rather a solitary girl, but also because she talks to birds. Yet there is more: there begin to be disappearances in the town and everyone suspects that these are happening because of Emilia’s curses. Tobias, her neighbour, is the one who is most afraid of her but, with his courage, he will soon discover the true nature of the Bird Girl and the mystery of what is occurring in the town. Valentina Toro, the author and illustrator of La niña que hablaba con los pájaros, will share this beautiful story, one that might instil fear, but also strength, with the children, inviting them to create their own stories in both words and images.

Closed for general audience.

A partir de 7 años
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Valentina Toro

Event T4

Workshop with Amalia Low

 Normal Superior de Jericó
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Amalia Low is a musician, writer and painter. Born in Japan, she grew up learning the piano, and has given concerts from a young age. Later she turned to painting and illustration. After exhibiting works of art in Colombia, Japan, Switzerland, France and Canada, she began illustrating children’s books. One of her best-known books, translated into several languages, is Tito y Pepita, a celebration of the value of friendship.

Closed for general audience.

A partir de 7 años
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Event P1

Screening of The Boy and the World

 Parque Principal de Jericó
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Suffering from the absence of a father, a boy leaves his village and discovers a fantastic world dominated by animal-machines and strange beings. A portrait of the problems of the modern world seen through the eyes of a child.

Language: Spanish

Duration: 80 minutes

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Event 1

Óscar Molina, director of 'La casa de Mama Icha', in conversation with Perla Toro

 Parque Principal de Jericó
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The director of the documentary film La casa de Mama Icha, which we will screen in the following event, talks to Perla Toro about the creative process behind the film. Óscar Molina (Colombia) knows the experience of migrating first hand, after having lived and worked different jobs in countries such as Japan and the United States; he will share how, through the idea of what it means to have a home of one's own, the documentary analyzes the reality of migration and its implications for communities and families.

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Óscar Molina, director of 'La casa de Mama Icha', in conversation with Perla Toro

Event P2

Screening of the documentary La casa de Mama Icha

 Parque Principal de Jericó
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The documentary La casa de Mama Icha (2020), directed by the Colombian filmmaker Óscar Molina, addresses the question of why the inhabitants of a country as diverse and rich in resources as Colombia are forced to leave their land. Mama Icha, a 93-year-old woman who migrated to Philadelphia in the United States, feels the end of her life approaching and, in the midst of this constant reflection, longs for only one thing: to return to her native Mompox. Óscar Molina portrays the return journey of María Dionisia Navarro, "Mama Icha", to Colombia and explores the circumstances that forced her to leave in the first place.

Language: Spanish

Duration: 86 minutes

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Event 2

Claudia Restrepo and Moisés Wasserman in conversation with Juan Manuel Restrepo

How to improve education

 Teatro Santa María (Jericó)
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Juan Manuel Restrepo talks Moisés Wasserman and Claudia Restrepo about key ways to improve educational systems, so important in the development of a country and its inhabitants. Claudia Restrepo, principal of Universidad EAFIT since 2021, has 20 years of experience in the design and management of social projects, especially those related to education, culture, citizenship and habitat. Moisés Wasserman (Colombia) has dedicated his life to science; with doctoral and postdoctoral studies in Biochemistry and Microbiology, he has a long list of published works and has won many awards. His most recent book, La educación en Colombia (2021), evaluates the educational systems and models that have been implemented in Colombia, in order to understand the best way to make progress in this vital area.

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Event 3

Hugo Jamioy in conversation with Selnich Vivas

Poetry of

 Museo de Arte Religioso (Jericó)
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Hugo Jamioy is a poet from Putumayo, a member of the Camëntsá indigenous community and the author of several books of poetry, including No somos gente (2001) and Danzantes del viento (2010). His work has been translated into English, French, Italian and Portuguese. Jamioy, who participates in the Ministry of Culture’s National Network of Creative Writing Workshops, will talk about his work with Selnich Vivas.

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Event 4

Mauricio García Villegas in conversation with Juan Diego Mejía

Politics and emotions

 Teatro Santa María (Jericó)
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Mauricio García Villegas has a PhD in Politics and is a lecturer at the National University of Colombia, at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Legal Studies and at the University of Grenoble. He is also a researcher in the field of justice and a columnist for El Espectador. The author of several books, his latest publication is El país de las emociones tristes (2021). This extended essay, based on the ideas of the philosopher Baruch Spinoza, tries to explain how in a country like Colombia, so many good ideas, so many national projects have failed, giving rise to a history of conflicts, corruption and injustice. In conversation with Juan Diego Mejía, Mauricio García Villegas addresses the cultural connections among religion, politics and the emotional.

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Event 5

Sara Jaramillo Klinkert in conversation with Esteban Duperly

Donde cantan las ballenas

 Museo de Arte Religioso (Jericó)
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The author of the outstanding novel Cómo maté a mi padre (2020), Sara Jaramillo Klinkert (Colombia), presents a new work, Donde cantan las ballenas, the story of Candelaria, a twelve-year-old girl who lives with a mother who talks to the stones, a brother who grows magical mushrooms and a father who sculpts whales. When her father disappears, her longing to find him will spark the plot that includes characters who are experts in poisonous plants, fearful of storms and evicted writers. The author will talk about this, her second novel, with Esteban Duperly.

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Event CL1

Pablo Montoya talks to Beatriz Franco Uribe and Lina María Velásquez Escobar

Reading club 1

 Museo Maja
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This event features the writer Pablo Montoya talking about his most recent book, La sombra de Orión. The novel tells the story of Pedro Cadavid, a university lecturer who returns to Medellin, disillusioned after many years in Paris, to reunite with his city just after Operation Orion, a military intervention in District 13 that left many dead and missing. Cadavid reflects in horror on the hypocrisy, indifference and cruelty of the reality around him. She will talk to Beatriz Franco Uribe and Lina María Velásquez Escobar.

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Tyto Alba, Anna- Lina Mattar and Gala Rocabert Navarro in conversation with Catalina Mejía

From life to the graphic novel

 Teatro Santa María (Jericó)
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Three participants share with us the experience of transforming real-life stories into narratives told through images. Our guests are Tyto Alba, an artist who has illustrated one of the masterpieces of Colombian literature: Oblivion: A Memoir, (published as El olvido que seremos, 2021); this classic fictionalized biography by Héctor Abad Faciolince looks in a heartbreaking way at the Colombian armed conflict through the personal experience of the author, who lost his father, the doctor Héctor Abad Gómez, at the hands of the paramilitaries. Anna-Lina Mattar and Gala Rocabert Navarro are the authors of En el ombligo. Diarios de guerra y paz en Colombia (2021), a graphic novel that collates the experiences of former guerrillas after the signing of the Peace Accords in 2016. Illustrator Anna-Lina Mattar uses images to narrate the work of Gala Rocabert Navarro, an anthropologist and sociologist who reports from the field on life after the agreement. In conversation with Catalina Mejía.

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Event CL2

Pilar Quintana talks to Lina María Velásquez Escobar

Reading club 2

 Museo Maja
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At this event the writer Pilar Quintana talks about her book, The Bitch. In this book, Quintana recreates a wild narrative universe in which the streangth and power of the jungle, the rain, the sea and the heat frame the day to day lives of the characters. In conversation with Lina María Velázquez Escobar.


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Event 7

Martín Caparrós in conversation with Luz María Sierra

Ñamérica: the definitive story of an endless land

 Teatro Santa María (Jericó)
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There is a region of the world where twenty countries and more than 400 million people share much in terms of language, history, culture, concerns and hopes. Yet we do not know this region well; what we really know are myths about it, reflections of it and certain notions these places have in common. We think of it as it was in other times. This region is called, or could be called, Ñamérica and this book by the great essayist Martín Caparrós (Argentina) aims to describe it and understand it as it is now. In conversation with Luz Marina Sierra, this internationally acclaimed writer and journalist tells us about his investigations into this great region, so diverse and complex.

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Event 8

Matt Rendell in conversation with Jhon Jaime Osorio

A history of cycling

 Museo de Arte Religioso (Jericó)
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Cycling, a sport that has brought great joy and pride to the country, is brilliantly portrayed in the book Colombia es pasión!, written by the British journalist Matt Rendell. The author looks at the life of Egan Bernal, the rider who in 2019 became the youngest winner of the Tour de France in 110 years, and also explores the legacy of figures such as Nairo Quintana (champion in Spain and Italy), Rigoberto Urán, Esteban Chaves, Miguel Ángel López and Fernando Gaviria. Rendell, who first visited Colombia in 1998, and who has worked for major media companies including the BBC, has written several books and covered numerous cycling tournaments in the country. This fascinating book tells the true story of overcoming social, political and economic adversity. In conversation with Jhon Jaime Osorio.

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Santiago Gamboa in conversation with Adriana Cooper

Colombian Psycho

 Teatro Santa María (Jericó)
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How deep do the wounds of violence seep into a society like Colombia's? Santiago Gamboa, one of the most remarkable storytellers of the current Colombian literary landscape, addresses this theme in his most recent book. Gamboa's work, which includes twelve novels, three travel books, a short story collection and multiple essays, has been critically acclaimed on an international level and has been translated to at least eighteen languages. In Colombian Psycho, Gamboa portrays the national reality with an intriguing and insightful pace, that shifts between reality and fiction. With diverse characters which include a bold prosecutor, a polyamorous indigenist professor, an argentinian mercenary and Santiago Gamboa himself, the reader enters a story of suspense that begins with the discovery of human bones in the mounts of La Calera, at the East of Bogotá. In conversation with Adriana Cooper.

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Event 10

Concert. Filarmed Ensemble and the Emberá Philharmonic

 Parque Principal de Jericó
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The Hay Festival Jerico closes with a concert by two wonderful Antioquia orchestras. The Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1983, is based at the Metropolitan Theatre of Medellin and is one of the most important professional orchestras in Colombia. The Emberá is the first indigenous philharmonic orchestra in Colombia. Founded in 2018 in the municipality of Valparaiso, Antioquia, it is currently made up of 47 children from the Emberá Chamí culture.

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Concert. Filarmed Ensemble and the Emberá Philharmonic

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Brigitte Baptiste in conversation with Juliana Gutiérrez

Sustainable and ecological development for the rural world

 Teatro Santa María (Jericó)
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The development of rural areas is key to improving the opportunities and quality of life of their inhabitants, but it is something that has to be done with an environmental, sustainable perspective. The scientist and thinker Brigitte Baptiste (Colombia), Rector of Ean University and a regular contributor to media outlets such as La República, directed the Humboldt Institute for many years and is an authority on the management and care of Colombia’s incredible biodiversity. Baptiste talks to Juliana Gutierrez about how this development can be done.

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Carl Langebaek in conversation with María del Rosario Escobar

Before Colombia

 Museo de Arte Religioso (Jericó)
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Why is so little known about Colombia’s pre-Columbian history? Carl Henrik Langebaek presents a work that challenges the limits of what we thought we knew about the Colombian territory before the arrival of the Spanish. This Colombian anthropologist and archaeologist lectures at the University of the Andes’ Department of Anthropology and is the author of more than a dozen books. His most recent title is Antes de Colombia. Los primeros 14.000 años (2021), a fascinating and unparalleled exploration of the cultures that populated what is now Colombia before the Spanish conquest. Starting with the hunter-gatherer stage of this land’s inhabitants, exploring a deep past that has so often been ignored, Langebaek travels through more than 14,000 years to give us a much more complete view of what we are today as a country. He will talk to María del Rosario Escobar.

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Pilar Quintana in conversation with Marta Nebot

Los abismos

 Teatro Santa María (Jericó)
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The Colombian writer Pilar Quintana talks about her latest book, Los abismos, winner of the 2021 Alfaguara Novel Prize. Los abismos is a shocking tale in which a daughter takes on her mother’s revelations and her father’s silences to begin building her own world. The author will be in conversation with the journalist Marta Nebot.

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Pablo Montoya in conversation with Karim Ganem Maloof

La sombra de Oriente

 Museo de Arte Religioso (Jericó)
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Pablo Montoya (Colombia) is the author of six novels and several books of essays, poems and short stories. He has been awarded a number of outstanding literary awards, such as the 2015 Rómulo Gallegos Prize for his powerful Tríptico de la infamia, the 2016 José Donoso Prize and the 2017 José María Arguedas Prize for Fiction. His most recent novel is La sombra de Orión which tells the story of Pedro Cadavid, a university lecturer who returns to Medellin, disillusioned after many years in Paris, to reunite with his city just after Operation Orion, a military intervention in District 13 that left many dead and missing. Cadavid reflects in horror on the hypocrisy, indifference and cruelty of the reality around him. Montoya talks about his latest book with Karim Ganem Maloof.

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