Between Fire and Water (2020)

DESCRIPTION

Camilo is the adopted son of an indigenous couple of the Quillasinga tribe in the southwest of Colombia. He is the only black person in his community and has always felt different. For years he has been wondering who his biological parents are. He left school due to racism and bullying. The indigenous governor took him under his wing and gave him Ayahuasca, a sacred remedy for spiritual guidance. During this transcendent experience Camilo has visions of his biological mother.

After this experience he decides to embark on a journey in search of his origins. The indigenous authorities and everyone in Camilo’s family support his decision. With the help of his father and the indigenous spirituality Camilo feels strengthened and starts to change. He even travels to where his mother was originally from: Tumaco, a city on the Pacific Ocean inhabited predominantly by Afro-Colombians. For the first time in his life Camilo discovers his afro heritage and meets the black community.

GALLERY

DIRECTED BY
Viviana Gomez Echeverry & Anton Wenzel, Colombia, 2020, 92´ & 57´
FESTIVALS & BROADCAST
DFA Luminous 2020, Cine Latino Toulouse, North American premiere: Hot Docs Toronto, DOK.Fest Munich, Philadephia Latino FF, Los Angeles Latin FF, Black Star Philadelphia, Cervino Mountain FF, Lessinia Festival, First People Festival Montreal, Morelia IFF, FIFAC, Cine Martinique, African Diaspora NYC FF ; Broadcasters: Señal Colombia, France TV
AWARDS
Best Film - Cervino Mountain Film Festival, Best Camera - First People FF Montreal, Grand Prix du Festival FIFAC - France Televisions Award - FIFAC, Best Film - Paris Colombian FF
TERRITORIES
World except of Colombia
EXCLUSIVE SUBJECT
Festival & sales, LATAM non-exclusive
DIRECTOR BIO

Viviana Gómez Echeverry is a Colombian director, producer and cinematographer. Studied Social Communication at the Javeriana University, where she is a professor. She wrote and directed two short films EXOTIC TROPICAL and 16TH BIRTHDAY. Her first feature film is KEYLA (2017), which was selected in Competition in Warsaw Film Festival.