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The Colombian writer and director Ciro Guerra will attend this special screening of his 2009 film "The Wind Journeys" for a Q&A session moderated by Dr Louise Sheedy from the National Film & Sound Archives.
This Cultural Project is possible thanks to the Plan of Promotion of Colombia Abroad developed by the Embassy of Colombia in Australia, and the support of the ANU Film Group and the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies - ANCLAS.

“The Wind Journeys / Los viajes del viento” is a 2009 Colombian-German-Argentine-Dutch coproduction drama written and directed by Ciro Guerra. It was filmed in 80 locations in Northern Colombia. The film follows the trip of the vallenato musician Ignacio Carrillo (portrayed by real-life musician Marciano Martínez) who is followed by Fermín, a young boy who wants to be his apprentice, in a journey to return his instrument to his original owner, the man who once was his mentor.

The Wind Journeys was part of the Official Selection of the “Un Certain Regard section” at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded with the City of Rome Prize "Arco Iris Latino”. The film also won the awards of Best Colombian Film and Best Director at 2009 Bogotá Film Festival and Best Colombian Film and Best Director at 2010 Cartagena Film Festival and the Best Spanish Language Film award at 2010 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.


Ciro Guerra was born in Río de Oro (Cesar, Colombia) in 1981. His first two feature films, THE WANDERING SHADOWS (2004) and THE WIND JOURNEYS (2009) were shown at over 160 international film festivals, including Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastian, Locarno and Tribeca. THE WIND JOURNEYS premiered at Un Certain Regard at Cannes, and both films were chosen as Colombia’s official entries for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. His third feature film, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (2015; Berlinale Co-production market 2012) won the Art Cinema Award at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2015 and is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards.

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