This documentary is by a Peruvian director living in the United States. Her subject is the life of Jorge Eielson, a leading 20th century artist, who is, however, totally unknown in his home country.
The director 's depiction of the ordeals through which Eielson has lived vividly displays her filmmaking talent.
Peruvian award-winning filmmaker, Gabriela started working in TV and documentaries in Peru at the National Peruvian Television Network (Peruvian equivalent of the American PBS). She was part of the creative team of The Good Land, a documentary series about sustainable development sponsored by the United Nations. In 2002 she and Antonio Rodriguez shot My destiny's way, an award-winning documentary about education in Peru sponsored by the Ford Foundation (Education in Color Contest Winner, 2003; The night of the shorts Film Festival, Lima 2004). She has finished her last year as a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Film and Video Production Program in the University of Texas at Austin.
Screening / Award history:
"To live is a masterpiece"
Best Documentary Short
Festival de Cine de Lima 2007
26', DVCam. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.
Best UT-Fiction short, Cinematexas 10 Film Festival.
8' 16mm short film. Writer, Director, Producer. Department of Radio, TV & Film. University of Texas, 2005.
Official Selection in Tribeca Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, ElCine Film Festival.
"A normal life"
15' documentary short.
Best UT-Gecko doc short, Cinematexas 10 Film Festival.
Department of Radio, TV & Film. University Texas, 2004.
"My destiny’s road"
Best documentary short
Festival de Cine "La Noche de los Cortos", 2004. Ford Foundation Education in Color Project Winner. Official selection of Malaga Film Festival, 2004, Documenta Madrid 04, 2004 (Spain), Latin American Film Festival (Denmark), Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces Film Festival (Mexico), Muestra de Cine El Espejo de Bogota, Festival de Cine de Bogota (Colombia), ElCine Film Festival (Peru).