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ante mis ojos
(before my eyes)

An impressionistic study of Lake Guatavita (Colombia), a sacred site for the Mhuysqa people that inspired the legend of El Dorado.

ante mis ojos is part of a series of experimental short films that explore my sensorial relationship to tourist sites and how their history can be perceived.

technical info

Colombia/Canada, 2018

7 minutes

Super 8mm on DCP


Color, 1.33


Director, Producer, Camera, Editor, Sound Designer: Lina Rodriguez

Producer: Brad Deane

Sound Recordist: Juan Camilo Martínez

Credit Design: Craig Caron

Super 8mm Processing: Niagara Custom Lab

Digital Transfer: Frame Discreet

Thanks: Clara Monroy, Almeiro Rodriguez,

Jorge A. Gutiérrez Jiménez, John Greyson, LIFT

Special Thanks: the mhuysqa community in Sesquilé, guardians of the Guatavita Lake.



Toronto International Film Festival, 2018

Vancouver International Film Festival, 2018

Valdivia International Film Festival, 2018

Mar del Plata International Film Festival, 2018

Bogoshorts Festival, 2018

Havana International Film Festival, 2018

Campo International Short Film Festival, 2018

Frontera Sur International Non-Fiction Film Festival, 2018 

Film at Lincoln Center, 2019

FICUNAM International Film Festival, 2019

Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, 2019

MDFF Selects: Presented by Cinema Scope and TIFF, 2019

Cineteca Madrid, 2019

Cinemateca de Bogotá, 2019

MAMUT - Audiovisual memory festival, 2021

Harvard Film Archive, 2022

Ese paisaje que nos piensa, Cinemateca de Bogotá, 2022

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