Tuesday, April 9, 2024


The screening will be followed by an on-stage conversation with filmmaker Juan Mejía and producers Juan Yepes and Sonia Serna.

In the 2022 Colombian presidential campaign, Francia Márquez, a Black woman from a rural background, challenges the status quo by declaring her candidacy. Reappropriating the derogatory term “igualada,” Márquez disrupts more than Colombia’s conservative echelons of power – she interrogates the dynamics of governmental power itself. Directed by DOC NYC’s 2016 Audience Award winning filmmaker Juan Mejía Botero (Death by a Thousand Cuts) and filmed over 15 years, Igualada reveals profound lessons for nations in political upheaval all over the world.

Co-presented by Cinema Tropical

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival

Screening as part of DOC NYC Selects Spring 2024

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  • Country Colombia, USA, Mexico
  • Language Spanish with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 81 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor DOC NYC Selects
  • Director Juan Mejía Botero
  • Cast Francia Marquez Mina
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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