Paul Barrios (Colombia) – Outside as inside, 2018, 14:44
Colombia is undergoing major political and social changes at the same time as increasing polarization and inequality among its inhabitants. The film is set in the lead up to the country’s national referenderum that took place in November 2016, for Colombians to vote on whether to accept the peace agreements made with the country’s biggest leftwing guerrilla group, the FARC. During this tide of political events, Camilo, a lonely young man, passes with some indifference through the streets of his city, Cali. In returning to the privacy of his home, he experiences for himself the reality that he wanted to avoid outside.
has professional training in the visual arts as a graduate of the University of Caldas in his native country, Colombia. His work has been oriented towards diverse media such as audiovisual, painting and performance. Most recently, he has been exploring creative works through cinematography with an approach that involves materials and resources from the visual arts. In his work, he explores sociopolitical topics specific to his country which, in turn, intersect with global events. He is currently working on projects that link indigenous communities in Colombia and their relationships with ancestral traditions that are fast disappearing.