Mérida, Time and Shipwreck.

Time, element that sustains the life of all, like the sea. But these are inert waters. 30 Million statues, the Venezuelan people at the mercy of loneliness in recent years captured in the Plaza Bolivar de Mérida. A metaphor for the current humanitarian crisis in my nation.

  • Anthony Xavier
    Director
    R. E. M. (2015), DISSONANTS (2016), SOLSTICE (2017)
  • Anthony Xavier
    Producer
  • Escuela de Medios Audiovisuales Universidad de los Andes
    School
    SOLSTICE (2017) Official Selection DIRECTV Cinema Plus 2018. Official Selection Film Festival of Barquisimeto 2017.
  • Andrés Agustí
    Professor
    Macu, la mujer del policía (1987), Jericó (1991), Madacam (2006), Bolívar, el hombre de las dificultades (2013), Música de Semáforo (2017).
  • Anthony Xavier
    Writer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mérida, Tiempo y Naufragio
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Social, Politics
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • International Independent Short Film Festival "The day is short" 2018
    Puerto La Cruz, Anzoátegui.
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    February 25, 2018
    Venezuela Premiere
    Winner of the Best National Documentary Short Film
  • 3 Margens Festival Latino-Americano de Cinema
    Foz do Iguazu
    Brazil
    October 23, 2018
    Brazil Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Inshort Film Festival 2018
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    December 20, 2018
    Nigeria Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Tour Film Fest 2018
    Civitavecchia
    Italy
    August 25, 2018
    Italy Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Sir Zavier Producciones
    Country: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Theatrical
  • School of Audiovisual Media EMA ULA
    Country: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Director Biography - Anthony Xavier

He was born in Caracas on July 23, 1998. He lived in the Jose Felix Ribas neighborhood until he was 15 years old. and mute for El Vigía looking for a quieter place and there he discovered the School of Audiovisual Media in the city of Mérida, two hours from the town where he is currently studying in the Faculty of Humanities of the Universidad de los Andes. It was not until he was 14 that he used his first camera, discovering his vocation that beyond, is a way of life.

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Director Statement

I am apolitical, but that does not blind me to the current problems that Venezuela, my native country, is going through. Hunger, inflation, immigration ... getting worse. As everyone affected me in a certain way, and one day in those moments of solitude I was in the Plaza and discovered that we were all the same, with the same connection, an island. Create this documentary as a metaphor for the feelings of my people.