Between Fire and Water

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Country Listing:Colombia
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Made In Colombia
Film Subjects:Families & Family Stories
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Anton Wenzel
Producer(s):Sonia Barrera Gutiérrez
Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Co-Producer(s):Señal Colombia
Associate Producer(s):Resguardo Indígena Quillasinga Refugio del Sol
Chicken & Egg Pictures
Editor(s):Anton Wenzel
Writer(s):Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Cinematography:Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Composer:Carolina Ortiz Cerón
Rodrigo Restrepo Pabón
Sound:José Jairo Flórez Flórez
Sound Design:Carolina Ortiz Cerón
VFX:Roberto Montoya


A couple from the Quillasinga people of La Cocha Lagoon in southwestern Colombia adopt a baby from the Afro-Colombian region of Tumaco on the Pacific coast. Now a teenager, Camilo has grown up as the only Black member of the Indigenous community. Having endured racism and othering that never allowed him to fully integrate into the community, he has manifested his pain into rebellion. At a loss on how to help him, his parents and the community call a meeting to navigate a future forward for the young man. As he and his father go into ceremony together, they find the spiritual tools to embark upon a path to find his birth mother. Together they search for the truth of his birth and piece together his familial story. With exquisite cinematography and a sensitive lens, the directors follow the path of father and son as they begin to reconnect Camilo to his roots and place of origin and build a bridge between his two very different worlds. Heather Haynes

Made In Colombia program presented in partnership with
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This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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