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HDPERU is an independent production company founded by filmmaker brothers Alvaro and Diego Sarmiento. We produce films focused in the defense of native peoples’ rights and environmental conservation in the Andes and the Amazon of Peru.

MOTHERS OF THE LAND (2019), our second feature documentary premiered at the 69 Berlin Film Festival and the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues. The film is related to food security, resilience, inclusive economies, and women farmer’s adaptive capacities facing climate change difficulties in the Andes.

GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS (2017) our feature debut premiered at the 67 Berlin Film Festival and the MoMA Doc Fortnight. The documentary is a poetic journey into the depths of the Amazon which explores the perception of time in three small villages that live in close symbiosis with the river.

Our films received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, MacDowell Colony, The Yaddo Corporation, IBERMEDIA Script Development Fund and the Carolina Foundation Residency for screenwriters.

Our documentaries have been screened in museums such as the MoMA, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, American Museum of Natural History,  Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Museo delle Culture (Milan),  Casa de las Americas (Madrid), Shanghai Long Museum, CCBB Sao Paulo, among others. And academic events at Kent University (England),  Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands), NYU (USA), etc.

UNESCO. International Year of IndIgenous Languages 2019

Sonia's dream & Earth's children

Indigenous Film Showcase - New York University 2019. USA

Mothers of the land

Berlin Film Festival 2019. Germany

Mothers of the land

The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018. USA

Green River.

The time of the Yakurunas

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts & Literary Arts Residency 2018. Italy

Alvaro Sarmiento

Berlin Film Festival 2017. Germany

Green River.

The time of the Yakurunas

SAN SEBASTIAN Film Festival 2015. SPAIN

Sonia's dream

Feature Film Project awarded by the Ibermedia Fund

One Picture



2019 - 74 mins.


2017 - 70 mins.


2014 - 14 mins.