Two lives and two works
Few prizes so logical, so sensible, as the Life and Work prize that the Ministry of Culture has just awarded to director Jorge Alí Triana. He has not only been behind some of the most important productions of our theater, our television and our cinema of the last five decades – to prove it, it would be enough to cite titles such as the films ‘Time to die’ and ‘Oedipus mayor’, such as those of the series’ The Christ on the back ‘,’ The sins of Inés de Hinojosa ‘and’ Kill the lion ‘, and like those of the theatrical adaptations of’ Doña Flor y sus dos husidos’ and ‘La fiesta del Chivo’– , but, as if that were not enough, it is still in force: it continues to propose, from a family production company called Dramax, some of the productions that continue to have Colombians on edge.
In the midst of the hard news, the acknowledgments to those two lives and to those two works, each of which have faced in their own way the dramas and violence of our sum of cultures, turn out to be breaths of air: to notice everything that the great Narrator Triana and the wonderful concert performer Gómez to this country, and to this world, speaks well of a nation that is rarely generous with itself.
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