PILAS

Lorena Cervera, 30 mins | Colombia/Spain/UK, 2019

In Chia, a group of girls who are part of a young orchestra rehearse for the next concert. Intrigued by what lies behind their aspirations, the director visits their mothers, and in the intimacy of their homes, they talk about single motherhood, poverty, and dreams. Filmed during three periods, in 2014, 2016 and 2018, this documentary constructs a collective and honest portrait of girls and women in Colombia.

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Competition International Documentary

Lorena Cervera

I am a documentary enthusiast. I watch, make, research, teach, and write about documentary films. I grew up in a small village called Bunyol, Spain, and spent most of my childhood in an old cinema run by my family. There I developed a fascination for filmmaking. I studied Journalism at the University of Valencia (2003-08). Since I finished my Masters in Innovation and Quality in TV (University Pompeu Fabra, 2009), I have been working as documentary researcher, filmmaker, and editor for several productions, such as Dr. Moises Broggi (TV3, Spain, 2010), I wasn’t always dressed like this (D-AEP, UK, 2013), and Changing of the Guard (Telesur, UK, 2018). In 2014, I won a scholarship by Ibermedia to complete a Diploma in Creative Documentary at the University del Valle, Colombia. I teach documentary filmmaking workshops at the University of Essex, in England, and make independent documentaries and other videos. My work has been awarded by UNESCO and Talencia, and has been shown at art galleries. Currently, I am doing a practice-based PhD on practices, politics, and aesthetics of Latin American women pioneers in documentary filmmaking at UCL.

 

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