Amazona

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    Amazona

    Directed by

    Colombia

    2016

    82 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    What makes someone a good mother? After the tragic death of her eldest daughter, Val left her kids and family behind and escaped into the Colombian jungle to search for her identity. Clare Weiskopf, the director of this film, was 11 years old at the time and couldn’t understand what her mother was looking for. Thirty years later, when she becomes pregnant, she decides to confront her mother, heal the wounds of the past and try to define motherhood on her own terms. She visits Val in her heavenly habitat in the Amazon region of Colombia and films her weaving bracelets in her timber hut, driving her moped to the market and cooking fish on a wood-burning stove. Why did Val hit the road when her two children needed her so badly?

    Awards

    • Best Documentary - Cartagena IFF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Clare Weiskopf
    Nicolas Van Hemelryck
    Gustavo Vasco
    Cinematography
    Nicolas Van Hemelryck
    Editing
    Gustavo Vasco
    Music
    Camilo Sanabria
    Sales
    CINEPHIL
    Production
    CASATARANTULA
    Clare Weiskopf

    Clare Weiskopf

    Colombia

    For over a decade Weiskopf's work as a documentary film director has led her to tackle a variety of social issues, from the armed conflict in Colombia and sexual violence as a tool of war to the spread of cumbia music in Latin America and Europe. SHe is a two-time winner of the Simon Bolivar National Journalism Award. Weiskopf directed a 13-episode television documentary series about the end of the world and current crisis, enttitled CRONICAS DEL FIN DEL MUNDO (2012). She premierd her first documentary feature AMAZONA (2016) in IDFA. Her latest film VICHADA, CUSTODY OF LIFE screened in the Special Programs section of Cartagena IFF 2018.