this project documentary began few years ago with Arnoldo Palacios to whom it is dedicated. Arnoldo Palacios was a Colombian writer who through his novels portrayed the people of his homeland denouncing the social conditions of black communities on the Pacific coast. He was born in 1924 and died last year in 2015 at the age of 91 years. Arnoldo was a character in itself that never stopped traveling despite suffering a contracted polio at age 2. He even act in an Italian movie erotica. He lived mainly between Colombia and France as well as in Warsaw and Rome. A the age of twelve France, I met Arnold at the launch of "searching my mother of god", autobiographical work whose version was released in Castilian, in Colombia, in 2009. In the last years of his life, his work began to be recognized in the country coming to have the publication and republication of 4 of his literary works.
Arnoldo never sought privileges despite their ethnic, social or physical characteristics but quite the opposite. He was a friend of great defenders of human and civil rights and that is precisely what we will show in the documentary, through recordings I did with Arnoldo between Colombia and France and scenes from his life that we will recreate animations. I want to show the story of a loved one who never stopped doing what he wanted despite adversity.
This is the teaser of the documentary
Celebrating 75 years of college Externado Nacional Camilo Torres where Arnoldo Palacios study in Bogota
Children playing on the River Atrato, in the Choco region that saw grow Arnoldo Palacios, photo taken by the director of the documentary.
Arnoldo Palacios Launch Looking for My Mother God book, French-Colombian, Bogotá Alliance. 2010. Photo by Johann Lopez
Presentation of his book THE JUNGLE AND RAIN published in Colombia, October 2010.
Quibdo launch event of the reissue of "the stars are black" in 2010 as part of the collection of Afro-Colombian literature of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia
jThursday May 27, 2010, Meeting with the author at the Library Virgilio Barco in Bogota
Drawing by cartoonist Marco Pinto, one of our cartoonists for animated scenes.
First edition of "The jungle and rain" released in Russia in the 50's
an Interview with Arnoldo Palacios in his house, Bogota, 2009.
Cértegui walk by mid-2010, in the village where Arnoldo Palacios was born.
an evening with Arnoldo Palacios in July 2010 Kino & Graph's home in Bogota