Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s first feature film, Oriana, “entwines the linguistic structure of Monique Wittig’s iconic 1969 feminist novel Les Guérillères with the material and conceptual ground of the Caribbean. It visualizes the ecstatic potential of a near-future, non-binary world order through the struggles of its protagonists to imagine a new sort of sensorium—an autonomous language of post-colonial and post-patriarchal society” (EMPAC). Filming in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Santiago Muñoz collaborated with a cast of Caribbean musicians, poets, artists, and performers.
Vivienne Dick, United States, 1978
A low budget sci-fi short film that was originally intended to be part of a longer collaborative work to be made by a group of women called Les Guérillères.
Mouth to Mouth
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, United States, 1975
A meditation on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s mother tongue.
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, France, 2023
A companion piece to Oriana, filmed in Alsace, where Monique Wittig was born.