AS A CINEMATOGRAPHER

NUESTRO SILENCIO (feature film, 2017)

 

Nuestro silencio cuenta la historia de cómo miles de colombianos, familiares de desaparecidos enfrentan y sobreviven a la incertidumbre de la búsqueda de sus seres queridos a través del amor, la solidaridad y la superación personal. Enmarcada en un barrio marginal donde las oportunidades son pocas, el contraste entre la lucha cotidiana por sobrevivir y la construcción de un mejor futuro, se representa en los protagonistas quienes nos enseñan la capacidad de la discapacidad

written and directed by Alvaro Ruiz, produced by Victor Hugo Camayo, starring Abdenis Bermúdez and Rened Darío Varona Burbano, direccíon de arte: Juan Melo, production: CORPORACIÓN FOTOTROPICA, release: 2017, country of production: Colombia

AWARDS:​

Best Film, Festival de Cine Ambiental y de Derechos Humanos - Surrealidades, Bogotá, 2014.
Best national fiction, Festival Internacional de Cine y Video Alternativo y Comunitario Ojo Al Sancocho, Bogotá, 2014.

Best fiction, Bannabafest - Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos de Panamá, Panamá, 2017.

 

AS AN EDITOR

NOT QUITE THE TALIBAN (documentary, 2008)

 

The story of one man's frustration with his generation of 'modern' Arabs who appear Western but are more conservative than the traditional Arabs. While there are many films about hypocrisy in the Middle East made by Western filmmakers, Not Quite The Taliban is the first to be made by an Arab who's put himself on the line by speaking up about the taboos, such as his homosexuality.

written and directed by Fadi Hindash, produced by Jan Vandierendonck and Ignace Collin (Epeios Productions), countries of production: Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Belgium

FESTIVALS:​

Bangalore Queer Film Festival 2011, India. Jury AWARD // VERZIO documentary Film Festival 2010, Hungary. Audience Award // 13th Annual Arab Film Festival, 2009, New York, USA. Noor Award // Torino LGBT Film Festival 2010, Italy. // Movies That Matter Festival 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands // This Human World Festival 2009, Austria. // 5th India International Woman Film Festival 2009, India.