CASA Festival presents
Miguel Hernando Torres Umba & Blackboard Theatre
Provoked into action by the social stigma left by the narco history of his country, Colombian artist Miguel Hernando Torres Umba questions his and the western world’s responsibility in a trade that kills thousands back home in Latin America.
Combining powerful visual imagery and incredible physicality, Miguel brings together contrasting stories from a range of Colombian voices to tell the story of the chain of events that turns a coca leaf, sacred to indigenous communities in Latin America, into a line of cocaine recreationally consumed in the western world.
A deeply humbling investigation into the human cost that the production, distribution and consumption of cocaine has on Latin American communities in their own countries and further afield, this brand new show shines a light on Colombia’s heart of darkness.