Camilo is the adopted son of two indigenous Quillacingas from the lagoon of La Cocha, in the southwest of Colombia. He is the only black man in his community and has always felt different. That is why he makes the decision to embark on a journey in search of his mother and his origins. With the truth revealed, Camilo manages to find his identity and feel free to understand himself as a son of two races.
Between Fire and Water is a participant of the 2019 (Egg)celerator Lab.
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Beetween Fire and Water is co-directed by Viviana Gómez Echeverry and Anton Wenzel.
Viviana Gómez Echeverry is a Colombian director and cinematographer. She studied Social Communication at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, where she is a professor. In Spain, she specialized in cinematography and worked as DP for several documentaries. She wrote and directed short films Exotic Tropical and 16th Birthday, and co-directed the documentary Life Is Sacred, which premiered at CPH:DOX. Her first feature narrative film Keyla (2017) was an official selection at Warsaw International Film Festival and Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Anton Wenzel is a German director, cinematographer, and editor for film and video currently based in Cologne, Germany and Bogotá, Colombia. He directed various short movies and edited many short and mid-length narrative films and documentaries. His work has been screened at festivals around the globe e.g. the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and the Barranquilla International Film Festival. Furthermore, he has worked as editor in advertisement and for Colombian television.