A Colombian Family tells the story of Ruby, an idealistic mother who is fighting for the poorest people in Colombia, and her daughter Yira, who lives in exile in Cuba. In the shadow of the first peace treaty in decades, mother and daughter are trying to forgive the letdowns of the past. Can they become a family again? Can one choose between one’s homeland and one’s family, and is love enough in order to reconcile?
Director: Tanja Wol Sørensen
Producer: Rikke Tambo Andersen
Cinematographer: Tanja Wol Sørensen, Maggie Olkuska
Editor: Claudio Hughes
Sound: Sune Kaarsberg
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Emerging International Filmmaker Honourable Mention at Hot Docs (2020)
Tanja Wol Sørensen
Tanja Wol Sørensen is a filmmaker and visual anthropologist, born in Seoul, South Korea. She holds an MA in visual anthropology from the University of Manchester (2012) and an MA in anthropology from the University of Copenhagen (2014). As a director, she has completed the short documentary Moving Target, which premiered and was in competition at Hot Docs 2016. In her current film work, she continues to work with themes concerned with family structures, separation, and the human aspects of political conflict.
Selected FilmographyMoving Target
(2016); A Colombian Family