Latin Identity

Identidad Latina is a short documentary, made and featuring Latin American students living in Germany. They weigh on their own experiences within latin-american society, as they try to answer a question they had not poised themselves before leaving their homeland: Is there such a thing as a latin identity?

  • Alejandra Mantilla
  • Laura Isabel Lara
  • Dagoberto Schelin
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Identidad Latina
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2017
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Director Biography - Alejandra Mantilla, Laura Isabel Lara

Alejandra Mantilla is from Bogota (Colombia), and currently studies Media Studies and Art History in the Philipps University of Marburg (Germany). She is a filmmaker and amateur editor, who has gathered experience in production assistance, through various internships in international film-productions and online-content companies.

Laura Lara is from Barranquilla (Colombia), and also studies Media Studies at the Philipps University of Marburg. She is a filmmaker and photography enthusiast, who has accomplished an internship in the printed and audiovisual press, getting a number of articles published.

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Director Statement

This is a co-direction work and joint vision, which benefited from the experiences and strong suits of both Laura and me (Alejandra). It was a highly personal project, born from our experiences living abroad. The documentary was aimed to question and explore the sense of identity, of the very broad and heterogenous group, that is formed by Latin Americans.

This is also our first film, both in collaboration and individually. However, It will not be our last . It is the first short-film of what is intended to be a series. In such, each film will be focused on a different approach and subject group.