erin taylor kennedy Video Editor

Culonas (in post-production, short documentary, 30 mins)

Directed by Margarita Jimeno


A favorite snack in Santander, Colombia is the crunchy, gigantic ant called Hormiga Culona, which translates to "big ass ant." Men, women and children of all ages wait for the ants to come out after the rainy season. Some people use mirrors to bounce light into each anthill to fool the ants into thinking the sun is shining in. The tricked ants come scrambling out of their homes and into the jars of salivating humans, who then toast and eat them. The story of the ants turns out to be a fantastic untold fairy tale.