A story worth hearing


Iolanda G. Madariaga

Blown away once again by Titzina. Blown away by how they can say so much with so little. You need to see La Zanja to find out once again that there’s room for everything in that box we call a stage. There’s room for ancient expeditions by conquistadors and great transnational exploitation; there’s room for hotels, villages, hen houses and a cow in a meadow. La Zanja tells of the clash between two worlds; it tells of conquests and imperialisms. It speaks of the old-style colonisation and plunder to which whole peoples were and are subjected, then and now, by a devastating civilisation in the name of the increasingly questionable idea of progress. The backdrop to this is a reflection of a process of acculturation that weakens and eventually takes away the identity of the weakest