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PORTFOLIO

CAMILO BRAVO MOLANO


2019
I am Camilo Bravo Molano I studied Film and television in Bogotá at the National University of Colombia.
There I did writings and cinematographic projects with which I participated in several national and
foreign festivals, such as the Cartagena International Film Festival, The International Light Festival in
Bogotá, the BRIC art/project in Barcelona, and "Genres" the seminar of Robert Mckee's. Also I has
been focused into photography studies.

During 2013 and 2014, together with a paar of friends, we started the Transeúntes channel, a project to
explain and diseminate the latest photography works of contemporary artists in Bogotá, the project would
subsequently continue in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In 2014 I did an exchange at the University of Sao Paulo in Journalism in reason to study journalistic
research methods, photojournalism and the Lusophone culture.

In 2015 in Brazil, I started the “Terra Firma” project, an essay documentary about urban, rural and
natural landscapes in South America. With this project I was awarded a scholarship to do an exchange
semester at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne KHM in winter 2016

In September 2017 I made a photoreportage about a peasant community affected by the armed conflict in
northern Paraguay. The same year I began a Master's in Anthropology at the University of Lisbon in which
I continued studying the context of Paraguay.

Currently I am studying a Master's in Film focused on Documentary at the University of Fine Arts of
Hamburg HFBK.
ARROYITO
AGRICULTURE IN NORTHERN PARAGUAY
Documentary Project:

The conflict is located in a region close to the border with Brazil. In the last fifty years this region
was colonized for homeless farmers coming from little villages, Mennonites communities and Brazilian
agroindustrials looking for expanding their soy and cattle business. So despite the little size of the
country, Paraguay is currently the sixth global producer of soybean. For this reason, the native
farmers are losing their traditional production, the economy politics of the goverment aren't focused
in their social model, the banks are taking their lands and homes, and the companies are
contaminating grounds, rivers and air with agrotoxics to improve industrial production.
The guerrilla has emerged a decade ago, as a popular army, who says to defend the rights
of the poor people and the nature. As a solution, the government created the special army
FTC and get a huge amount of budget for weapons, formation and military intelligence.
But the results have been too negative, they couldn't capture members of the guerrilla and
by political pressure the army started to attack farmers and civil population to show
positive results in national medias.
Medias in the region show Arroyito and the communities into the conflict area, more as
data than as people, thus has been dehumanizing their inhabitants and affected the
perception around the country as also in government institutions, whose solutions are
mathematical results, instead of human rights solutions. Therefore I have the intention to
comeback to do a documentary about the community, to show the human life into the
conflict, for showing the human faces behind the data.
TERRA FIRMA
Year: 2017
Format: Digital HD
Documentary Essay 60 min.
Direction: Camilo Bravo Molano
Terra Firma is a documentary essay about the South American landscapes. It is a journey
in search of the unknown borders through the territory of Terra Firma, an imaginary
continent that represents the historical development of cities and South American
regions, whose capital city is built by the juxtaposition of images of Sao Paulo, Buenos
Aires , Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Bogotá and Santiago, the largest South American cities.

The project began in 2014, the production was planned with an experimental model that
would allow, in parallel, researching, writing the script and recording during the travel.
Thus, were drawn the routes, the first traveled through southern South America, the
second through the Andean zone and the last through the Amazon rainforest. This
research-creation was a rediscovery of South America, in which the landscapes
contrasted with the ways of life of its inhabitants, as well as contrasted the relationship
between urbanizations -of colonial origin- and rural peripheral regions.
Project: TRANSEUNTES
Transeúntes channel, created in 2013, was developed as a web series that Year: 2013 - 2014
disseminated the photographic works present in Bogotá, analyzing the work with Format: HD Web serie
its author, for its aesthetic and conceptual construction, without giving relevance
to the history of the work, nor of the photographer. Similarly it was developed 2-5 min, 11 Chapters
through this same channel the promotion of photographic events that took place Direction: Camilo Bravo
in the city. Subsequently, in 2014, the project was also developed in the city of Molano
SaoPaulo.
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/canaltranseuntes
Synopsis: DEATH
Death is the disappearance of the past and the nostalgia of a non-future, the Year: 2013
frustration at the end of a phase. They are songs of calm before the desperation Format: Digital HD
of memories, of what was and never will be again. Documentary - 26 min
This documentary was a personal project, after the death of my grandmother, Direction: Camilo Bravo
which reflects the emotionality and impotence produced by death, whether Molano
physical or symbolic. Through this exploration, I found different people with a
vocation to accompany in death, discovering that songs and music are the
means to understand and express this phase.
Photography Proposal:
GAMMA
The image is placed in a post-nuclear context, taking as reference the Chernobyl
Year:2012
explosion. It recreates an apocalyptic time, where civilization has declined, its
Format:16mm
technology has stagnated and its architecture has deteriorated. Old cement
Short fictión-15min
predominates in the landscape, television control towers, cables and antennas
Cinematography:
protrude into the sky. This is why asphalt, moisture, corrosion and oxidation are
Camilo Bravo Molano
the texture, and their "rough shapes" are the preponderant figures in the picture. A
cold color temperature is chosen, so when schifting to black and white, greater
contrast is generated.
Synopsis: Void and Nothingness
Soledad is a rural woman, fearful of people, lonely and introverted, who begins to Year: 2012
be attracted to Gabriel, a farmer from whom she becomes pregnant. Void and Format: Digital HD
Nothing is an exploration of the human psyche based on a biblical account. The Short Fiction 6 min
photography work produces the sensation of isolation; the sound design evokes Direction: Camilo Bravo
the nocturnal nature as a representation of the instinct and subconscious of the Molano
human personality.
PORTFOLIO
CAMILO BRAVO MOLANO

2019

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