Documentary

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INFIERNO O PARAÍSO

INFIERNO O PARAÍSO

Director: Germán Piffano

Colombia, 2014

99 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

Nothing could have predicted that José Antonio, a Spanish engineer from a stable middle class family, would end up homeless, a crack addict, and living in the infamous death alley in the Cartucho neighborhood in Bogotá. José Antonio is filmed throughout his delirium, full of poetry and clarity, during a time when dozens of fami...
DON CA

DON CA

Director: Patricia Ayala Ruiz

2013

90 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

Camilo Arroyo Arboleda has been a schoolteacher, sailor, taxidermist, butterfly collector, hunter, fur trafficker, dog psychiatrist, gold miner, tree sawyer, dentist, blacksmith, pharmacist, and for a while, even the white monster in the eyes of black children. Destined for success and glory, he was seduced by the backwoods and ended up living amid...
CORTA

CORTA

Director: Felipe Guerrero

Colombia, 2014

69 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

Corta is a film about the hypnotic extenuation generated by the body movements of sugar cane cutters in the Valle del Cauca (Colombia). Corta is a contemplation film of the gestures of hand labour while the surrounding plantations disappear, a pure cinematic experience about the natural and everyday ritual of a timeless world....
SINS OF MY FATHER

SINS OF MY FATHER

Director: Nicolas Entel (Argentina)

Colombia, Argentina, 2009

90 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

ILEGAL.CO

ILEGAL.CO

Director: Alessandro Angulo

Colombia, 2012

70 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

Illegal.co explores the reasons why prohibitionist policies and the war against drugs have not, and never will, eradicate the drug-trafficking problem and the consumption of narcotics, and suggests that it is time to think of new strategies. We promote a debate from an economic viewpoint through interviews with thinkers on this topic such as Eth...
EN LO ESCONDIDO

EN LO ESCONDIDO

Director: Nicolás Rincón Gille, Nicolás Rincón Gille

Colombia, 2007

78 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

In the darkness of the country night in Colombia, an invisible world of all sorts of beings takes over. So one better stay at home and listen: halfhuman and half-beast, something is wandering in the dark. Only some are able to confront it. Throughout her life, Carmen has been one of the brave few....
APAPORIS, IN SEARCH OF ONE RIVER

APAPORIS, IN SEARCH OF ONE RIVER

Director: Antonio Dorado Zúñiga

Colombia, 2012

74 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

Following the steps of the ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes, as described on a travel diary from Mitú to the Apaporis river, the millenary secrets of how to revive the dead are revealed. A documentary that questions the displacement of war to the indigenous communities; of how communities are besieged by the death and disappearance of...
ADIÓS AL CHOLERO

ADIÓS AL CHOLERO

Director: Carlos Mario Urrea, Carolina Arango

Colombia, 2008

95 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

In an effort to be universal, two Colombian filmmakers pretend to understand the reality of Bolivian popular culture through the eyes of Andrés Huaquipa, singer and miner from Potosí. But the college-educated team finds itself surpassed by their character, and hence forced to reassess the traditional attitudes of documentary films abo...
MOSCÚ DIVERSO

MOSCÚ DIVERSO

Director: Mónica Cifuentes Toro

Colombia, 2008

24 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

THE DREAM OF PARADISE

THE DREAM OF PARADISE

Director: Carlos Palau

Colombia, 2007

Documental / Todas

Synopsis

In the impoverished Japan of the twenties, Juzo Takeshima, discovers the Jorge Isaacs novel, Maria, without imagining the effect it World have on the lives of hundreds of Japanese –especially his. Takeshima begins to translate the novel by installments for the magazine of the University of Tokyo, where he teaches. With his disciples he gli...
PEQUEÑAS VOCES

PEQUEÑAS VOCES

Director: Jairo Eduardo Carrillo

Colombia, 2003

19 minutes - Animación / Animación, Documental / Todas

Synopsis

SMALL VOICES is a short film made with and about the children displaced by the violence in Colombia. It narrates true stories of children using their voices and drawings. The result is a powerful hybrid between documentary and computer animation....
EN ESCENA

EN ESCENA

Director: Camilo Palacios

Colombia, 2006

Documental / Todas

Synopsis

As third-grade students stage a musical production, we see how their daily acting is influenced when a camera records their actions. Throughout the conflicts in their relationships and in the play, we see how they try to hold their power over others and towards the camera showing us different aspects of the mise en scène....