Sheffield DocFest returns for its 29th edition from 23-28 June in Sheffield and online, and features a number of Latin American documentaries under new Head of Programmes, Raul Niño Zambrano.
Mercedes Gaviria Jaramillo, a film student, sound designer and the daughter of one of Colombia’s best known directors, Victor Gaviria, gently contemplates the ethics of filmmaking and representation in ‘El cielo después de llover’ (The Calm After the Storm, 2019).
Now in their 5th edition, Doc’n Roll Festival screens compelling music documentary films of all genres to audiences across the UK. The festival, which is taking place in London from the 1st to the 18th of November, will... Read Article
Don Ca is a Colombian documentary (read S&C’s review here) which examines the life of Camilo Arroyo, a 60-year old man of European descent living in the African-Latino town of Guapi. The film’s shifting tone crosses from character... Read Article
La Gorgona: Historias Fugadas is a tropical reworking of Alcatraz, shifted from San Francisco Bay to a volcanic island 35kms off Colombia’s Pacific coast. From 1960 until 1983, Gongora Island served as a prison for criminals deported from... Read Article
REVIEW Don Ca
The documentary Don Ca, from Colombian director Patricia Ayala Ruiz, is ostensibly the story of one man, sixty-year old Camilo Arroyo, who has spent a large part of his life living in the town of Guapi on Colombia’s... Read Article
The 15th International Documentary Encounter (MIDBOG) in Bogota ended recently, following a week of cutting-edge independent filmmaking on show in the Colombian capital. The Muestra Internacional Documental, to give it its proper name, is the country’s principal festival devoted... Read Article
Aluna holds a long-awaited message and the anticipation of its release has been brewing, not only amongst documentary film lovers, but anyone that remembers the BBC’s 1990 film, From The Heart of The World: The Elder Brother’s Warning.... Read Article
At the end of last year we held a small private screening of Esperando el Tsunami, a new film from Vincent Moon and Lulacruza logging a musical journey across Colombia. Now, with our good friends Movimientos, we will... Read Article