Documentary Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

El Bastón

Filmmaker Nemo Allen Maldonado travels to war-torn Cauca, Colombia, to witness the struggle of the Indigenous Nasa — and finish his recently deceased mother’s incomplete documentary.

We meet the Guardia Indígena, armed only with the titular batons, who defend their communities amidst the world’s longest running civil war. We follow Nemo as he reconciles his grief and, in the face of complex danger, realizes why his mother risked her life all those years ago.

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Credits

Director:

Nemo Allen

Executive Producer:

Nemo Allen

Producer:

Nemo Allen, Aditi Natasha Kini, Hanna Wallis, Juan Blanco García

Cinematographer:

Nemo Allen, Victoria Maldonado

Editor:

Nemo Allen

Sound Designer:

Jeremy S. Bloom

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Nemo Allen
Nemo Films, INC.
nemoallen@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

Aditi Natasha Kini
aditinkini@gmail.com
(646) 574-9606

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English, Spanish with English Subtitles

Runtime:

15 mins