“Bad Lucky Goat”—First Colombian Feature Film Fully in Creole

El dia de la cabra

A post by Peter Jordens.

Laura Rocha Rueda of the Latin American Post reports that film director Samir Oliveros has created the first Colombian film in which the dialogue is completely in the language spoken in the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina. El día de la cabra [Bad Lucky Goat] will be released in cinemas in Colombia this November 9.

It is an adventure film about Cornelius and Rita [played by Honlenny Hungton Robinson and Kiara Mishell], a brother and sister born to hotel owners in Providencia, who one day, before tourists arrive to stay at the hotel, have an accident with a goat and damage the truck. Through various comical events, the film follows the adventures that the siblings experience in a 24-hour time span in Providencia. […]

Although El día de la cabra offers laughter to its viewers, it also promises to rescue characteristics of the Raizal culture and to show different aspects of life on an island like Providencia that lives mainly on tourism. [Raizal is the group name of the Afro-Caribbean residents of the Colombian archipelago who speak Creole; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raizal.] It promises to show a side of Colombia that has not traditionally been visible in cultural products.

For the complete, original article in Spanish, go to http://www.latinamericanpost.com/index.php/es/visual/17080-cine-colombiano-el-dia-de-la-cabra-100-creole.

 

A similar article (in Spanish) is http://www.semana.com/cultura/articulo/el-dia-de-la-cabra-la-primera-pelicula-colombiana-hablada-en-creole/544156

 

Trailers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsiE2O5THdM, (Creole with Spanish subtitles) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5LtbNee-QE (Creole with English subtitles)

 

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/eldiadelacabra (Spanish) and https://www.facebook.com/badluckygoat (English)

 

 

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