In the Shadow of Knowledge

In the shadow of knowledge

Doc Shorts |  20m

Since our origin we have found knowledge, medicine and life in nature. This is something that the Amerindian peoples continue to feel in their stories and in the plants that they use every day to remember them. In the shadow of knowledge is a farewell conversation between the author, Aniceto and Aurelia, his indigenous grandparents, who died while guiding their family in the midst of a struggle to find a cure for covid-19. It is an autoethnographic journey crossed by the death of someone who was loved, a journey of reflection and audiovisual exploration to the daily life of a family in the middle of the Colombian Amazon jungle, it is a director’s search to receive and transmit through the lens of a camera the last words it heard from the elderly who woke their grandchildren from death, is an audiovisual dance that finds joy in the midst of a tragedy.

Director Biography

Film, video and television director of Muyska blood and grandson of the Féénemina people. Coca chewer, storyteller and apprentice of traditional indigenous medicine.

Graduated from the film and television school of the National University of Colombia with emphasis in writing, directing and production of fiction and documentary.

Awarded for his films in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, United States, Canada, England and Italy. His audiovisual products have been shown on television and streaming platforms.

Director Daniel Guillermo Vargas Pardo

Producer (s) Daniel Guillermo Vargas Pardo and Maria Valentina Fandiño Castaño

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