Walker

EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY

Year: 2006

Duration: 13:58 min

Format: miniDV

Language: Spanish

Experimental documentary about William Walker, a Northamerican filibuster who wanted to conquer Central America and establish an independent slave state. Recorded in Trujillo, a Honduran Caribbean town where Walker was captured and executed.

A guided tour of Walker’s place of execution and grave mixed with found footage are the starting point to go in search of the myth and reflecting on topics such as the relationship between the civilized and wild, the idea of progress and nature exploitation and the historical power relations between the United States and Central America.

This documentary is a kind of exquisite corpse, which tries to reconstruct metaphorically, based on fragments of images and text, the body of the filibuster that is in turn the body of the work.