ALMA DEL DESIERTO

COLOMBIA / 80’ / HD

After decades of solitary exile, a transgender Wayúu indigenous embarks on a journey seeking to reunite with her family. As she crosses the desert, she understands that the abandonment of the Wayuu people is caused by corruption in Colombia, the situation that Venezuela is going through and a coal mine that steals all the water.

Mónica Taboada. Colombian Director, anthropologist and filmmaker. Her short film FIDEL was screened at numerous film festivals and won several awards. She has directed 90 DEGREES (short film mentored by Abbas Kiarostami), and is currently working on feature length two documentaries, QUEEN OF THE PEOPLE and FIGHTERS FROM THE HOOD.

She has participated in Tribeca Film Institute Network, DocsMX Forum, ChileDoc Conecta, Talents Buenos Aires, SFC Cannes Film Festival, DocMontevideo, DocSP Market in Brazil and Latin Pitch Docs Barcelona, among others. Her last project SOUL OF THE DESERT, won national grants and was selected by The New York Times Op-Docs, Pulitzer Center, and Tribeca Film Institute International Pitch 2017. She is currently directing KA’I PROJECT, a VR awarded by Mincultura last year.

Carlos Alberto ‘Beto’ Rosero – Guerrero Films. Journalist. Colombian Producer, Director and First AD. He has worked in film festivals, advertising, features and short films. He directed BLUES  72,a short film funded by Barranquilla Regional Grant and worked as an assistant director in  MI AMIGO SHAKESPEARE and THE TALE OF ANTONIA, selected by international festivals, winner of Tiger Award Short Films 2017. He is currently producing SOUL OF THE DESERT, a documentary feature funded by Señal Colombia and FDC.

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Proyectos Pitching