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My mom died days after the beginning of the peace talks with the FARC guerrilla group. Before she died, she told me that she had forgiven and that she didn’t want anyone else to live her experience. She had been kidnapped for almost two years in a corner of the jungle. My brother and I had never talked about it before. We had even forgotten the diary that she had been allowed to write and that she brought with her, in which she recorded the worst 603 days of her life. Reading the diary propels us into a precipice. We locate places, deciphered names and begin a journey through jungles and mountains following the trail of her pain but also looking for the guerrillas who guarded her and that occupy a large part of that diary, where we discovered they developed a close relationship with her, almost a mother/son kind of it. Maybe those guerrillas are now demobilized, so we set out to find them. To follow mom’s wake is to follow the path of forgiveness. We wonder if at the end of this journey we will also be able to forgive.

 

Funds

  • Winner FDC proimagenes production 2018
  • IDFA Bertha Fund classic IBF 2018
  • IDFAcademy 2018
  • L’alternativa profesionals “mentoring project” 2017
  • Winner FDC proimagenes development 2017

 

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DURATION

90 minutes

DIRECTION AND SCRIPT

Iván Guarnizo

DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Carlos Villaoslada

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION

Rosa M. Ramos

PRODUCTION

Jorge Caballero, Pablo de la Chica

Edition

Iván Guarnizo, Ariadna Ribas

Sound Edition

Alejandro Castillo

Music

Nicolas Muñoz M. - Imán Music

Date

3 January, 2019