Working with editor Anna Fernandez de Paco and sound artist Ed Oliver on the 16mm short I shot during my travel in South Colombia, very happy with the result of this visual poem to the ecosystem… Light and film are doing their magic!
I have started to document the fragile and beautiful Colombian ecosystem, especially the mountains, filming the tropical toundra with a Bolex camera and 16mm Fujifilm. I can’t wait to develop this piece of work when I will be in London this summer. I will post more about my bolex project on the travel section.
La Llanada community is a unique Colombian Artisan mining village, they are showing a real alternative of life and an exemple of peace in a country trying to get out of decades of internal conflict. End of this year, I hope to make a film about this eco-friendly village.
One of my area of work at the moment is gold mining in Colombia. While researching on “green” gold or when small-scale mining community extract gold respecting the environment and labour rights, I got in touch with Alliance for Responsible Mining; an organisation based in Colombia who supports community to produce Fairmined metals. They help me to reach a mining community “Coodmilla” based in the municipality of La Llanada, in the Nariño department of South Colombia: a place that changed my life!
Chopard selected some of my photo for the “green carpet" journey at Cannes film festival. Let’s hope this journey will help artisanal miners
To start my research about gold mining, I went to visit a typical Gold bonanza village; Marmato located 80km south of Medellin. It was the perfect exemple to see how the mining industry destroy the mountain and contaminate the environment.
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