With my Heart in the YamboDirection: María Fernanda Restrepo.
Duration: 137 min.
Producers: Randi Krarup, María Fernanda Restrepo.
On January 8, 1988, when I was 10 years old, my parents went on vacation and left me in the care of my brothers Santiago and Andres. That day I was at a kids party and they were supposed to pick me up. They never came. A year later we discovered that on that day, my brothers had been tortured, assassinated, and taken by the Ecuadorian police, without any reason. Their bodies were disposed of in the Yambo lake. We never found them.
This documentary is a personal journey mixed with the memory of a whole country marked by this history.
- Internation Film Festival de Femmes, Public and Jury Choice Award, France.
- EDOC, Publics Choice Award, 2011, Quito.
- Dirk Vandersypen Award, Jury Choice Award,Belgium.
Maria Fernanda Restrepo Arismendi graduated from the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito. She received a master in Direction of Documentaries from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and a master in Direction of Photography from the ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya). Currently she is the co-director of Escala Gris, a production company specialized in the making of documentaries and commercials. She has made documentaries for Ecuadorian national television.
|April, 15th at 2:00 PM||Quad Cinema|