Cómo Matar Una Muñeca (How to Kill a Doll)

While capturing photographs, Lady discovers a doll in the forest and brings it to the nearest house, where a woman resides. The environmental photographer employs an Oxumaré cord, symbolizing a connection between the celestial and earthly realms, as a plea for ancestral assistance. Meanwhile, the other woman finds solace in her faith and identity. This narrative unfolds through symbolic elements that embody echoes of the past, the realities of the present, and the potency of ancestral ties, dismantling stereotypes and inspiring profound contemplation.


46º Festival Guarnicê de Cinema
June 10, 2023
Official Selection

FESTin - Festival Int de Cinema de Língua Portuguesa
July 1, 2023
Official Selection

Sittannavasal International Film Festival
Best Social Awareness Short Film


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Cómo Matar Una Muñeca (How to Kill a Doll) (2023)

Short (16mins) Narrative Thriller




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Alek Lean


Alek Lean


Alek Lean


Thu 21 Sep 2023, 1.00pm, The University of the West Indies

Mon 25 Sep 2023, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Caribbean Premiere

Alek Lean

Alek Lean

Alek Lean’s academic journey led him through the halls of the University of Rio de Janeiro, where he honed his skills. Not just limited to one role, he wears multiple hats in the world of cinema – an accomplished actor, producer, scriptwriter, and filmmaker. His artistic training spans across institutions like the Centro Afro Carioca de Cinema Zózimo Bulbul and the Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro.

Alek’s cinematic creations have graced screens in over 30 countries, spanning four continents. His accomplishments include winning the esteemed title of Best International Short Film from the Caribbean, in addition to securing 10 Honorable Mentions from festival juries in Brazil, Africa, and Europe. Notably, he was honored with the distinguished Latinx21 Challenge Award in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, situated in the United States.

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