El vuelco del cangrejo
Crab Trap

Oscar Ruíz Navia

Colombia, Drama, 2009
95 min, S16mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Set in the Afro-Colombian community of La Barra on Colombia’s Pacific coast, El vuelco del cangrejo tells the story of both the drama of a young man trying to flee his past, and the pending clash between a remote village and modernity. Daniel arrives in the village looking for a boat to leave the country. He intends to stay for only a few days, but finds his destiny entwined with the village’s for a time. Cerebro, the leader of the community, is trying to adjust to the advent of modernity, facing the prospect of a beach resort being built on land that traditionally had been held by the community. El vuelco del cangrejo was awarded the FIPRESCI Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.


Regional Premiere



Oscar Ruíz Navia was born in Cali, Colombia in 1982. After studying at the National Film and TV school of Colombia, he graduated in Social Communications at Valley University. Aside from working as assistant director in Carlos Moreno’s Perro come perro and a number of other films, in 2006 he founded Contravía Films, an independent production company.


Producer: Diana Bustamente Escobar, Guillaume de Seille
Production Companies: Contravia Films, Diana Bustamente,
Arizona Films
Screenwriter: Oscar Ruíz Navia
Cinematographer: Sofia Oggioni Hatty, Andres Pineda
Editor: Felipe Guerrero
Sound Design: Miguel Vargas, Frederic Thery, Isabel Torres
Cast: Rodrigo Velez, Arnobio Salazar Rivas


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