TAFFNY VIRTUAL CINEMA
JUNE 27, 2020. 12:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Followed by a live-streamed Q&A with directors Ines Paz Lemetre and Marta Gonzalez Mira, moderated by Fernando Travesí
ORIGINAL TITLE: Pacífico Sur
DIRECTOR: Ines Paz Lemetre and Marta Gonzalez Mira
Date completed: 2019
Country: Spain & Colombia
Film Category: Documentary
Length of Film: 70 min
A year and a half after the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC, the department of Nariño, the area of Colombia with the highest coca production in the country and the historic bastion of the guerrillas, has become a focus of continuous violence. Cornered peasants, former guerrillas without a future, emerging dissent, drug trafficking, state abandonment, and racial struggle are the ingredients of the breeding ground of the Nariño region. Three prisms of the same story: peasant, guerrilla and exile. Three visions, three lives, three recipes. It serves the here and now of a country that wants to savor peace, but the reality is sometimes more difficult to digest.
The first incursion of INÉS PAZ (Gijón, 1980) in the cinema was in the field of production, under the orders of José Luis Garci, in the film "Sunday Light". Afterwards, she shot several advertising spots as an assistant director with the production company Tesauro. In the last two years he has studied Documentary Creation at the UNED (National University of Distance Education) and has co-directed his first documentary, "Pacífico Sur", shot in Colombia in 2018. Together with Marta Mira, co-director of the documentary, she has formed the production company "Señora Zenaida" with which they are already preparing their next documentary, in the same thematic line of social protest.
MARTA MIRA (Monforte de Lemos, 1983) began to focus her professional career on social documentaries after working in the communications department of the NGO Global Humanitaria. After coordinating different filmings in this area, she debut herserlf as a co-director, along with Inés Paz, with the film “Pacífico Sur”, where they delved into the other wars that the Colombian people continue to fight after the signing of the Peace Agreements.