ALVARO SARMIENTO

Director - Producer - Screenwriter

Alvaro Sarmiento is a Quechua descendant documentarist, founder of HDPERU, a non-profit organization engaged in the production of films in defense of native peoples’ rights and environmental conservation in the Andes and the Amazon of Peru.

 

During his career, Alvaro has been the recipient of several 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.

 

MOTHERS OF THE LAND (2019), his second feature documentary was premiered at the 69 Berlin Film Festival.

 

GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS (2017) his feature debut premiered at the 67 Berlin Film Festival and the MoMA Doc Fortnight.

 

Alvaro studied Media, Communications Science and Film at the Universidad de Lima in Peru, Estacio de Sa University in Brazil and attended a MFA in Filmmaking at Ohio University in the USA.

DIEGO SARMIENTO

Director - Producer - Cinematographer

Diego Sarmiento's feature debut as director and cinematographer, GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS was premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2017 and the MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018.

MOTHERS OF THE LAND (2019), his second feature documentary was premiered at the 69 Berlin Film Festival. In 2020, HDPERU won the  Berlinale Talents Footprints - Mastercard Enablement Programme award, having Wim Wenders as president of the jury, with “The Seed Project” where he will take the film to schools in rural communities in the Peruvian Andes, continuing its alternative distribution.

Diego directed several short films, two of which premiered at the Berlinale: EARTH'S CHILDREN (Generation K-Plus 2014) and SONIA'S DREAM (Culinary Cinema 2015).
 
Diego studied Media Production at the Universidad Catolica in Peru and a Documentary Filmmaking Master at EICTV in Cuba.

ALEX CRUZ

Editor - Direct Sound

Alex Cruz studied Communication Sciences at the UNSAAC of Cusco and Filmmaking at the Darcy Ribeiro Film School of Rio de Janeiro. His experience comes from social documentary productions mainly on development issues with people from native communities in different regions of Peru.

 

He worked as editor of the feature film GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS was premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2017 and the MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018; and MOTHERS OF THE LAND (2019), premiered at the 69 Berlin Film Festival.

Alex has edited several short films, among them EARTH'S CHILDREN (Berlinale Generation 2014) and SONIA'S DREAM (Berlinale Culinary Cinema 2015).

FABRICIO DEZA

Editor - Producer

Fabricio Deza Iturri holds a degree in Communication Sciences from the UNSAAC of Cusco. He has specialized studies in Audiovisual Multimedia Communication and is a graduate filmmaker of the EICTV of Cuba, in the specialty of editing.

 

He has worked as general coordinator of the Cinesuyu Exhibition Festival, organized by the Culture Directorate of Cusco, and as a training manager of film training programs. Advises scripts and projects of short and feature films of new Latin American directors.

 

He worked as editor of the feature film GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS was premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2017 and the MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018; and MOTHERS OF THE LAND (2019), premiered at the 69 Berlin Film Festival.

 

In 2010, together with Miky Araoz and Stephanie Boyd founded Quisca Producciones, producer with which they make the documentary feature OPERATION DIABLO.

ANNEMARIE GUNKEL

Screenwriter - Producer

Annemarie Gunkel works between Buenos Aires and Cuzco. She has recently worked as a screenwriter in the documentary feature MOTHERS OF THE LAND (2019).

Her interest is in human rights and environmental issues with a special focus on the linguistic rights of languages at risk. She studied Latin American Literature and Linguistics at the University of Buenos Aires.

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