Private Project

To The Dead

To The Dead is a cinematic essay made up
of personal reflections, memories and anecdotes that cumulatively weave an enigmatic portrait of Colombia’s political and social strife. The film is narrated in the first-person by an individual meandering through Bogotá’s Central Cemetery. The narrative is infused with contradictory thoughts and emotions, becoming the subjective description of a past that is very personal, and at the same time, common to many.

  • Mauricio Arango
  • Mauricio Arango
  • Julian Arango
  • Mauricio Arango
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • 20th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR (Official Selection, Winterthur, Switzerland)
    August 11, 2016
    World Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Mauricio Arango
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Mauricio Arango

Mauricio Arango was born in Bogotá, Colombia and lives and works in New York. He is an alumnus of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum and has participated in residences at Headlands Art Center in San Francisco, the International Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria; the MacDowell Artist Colony, USA; and Museo El Barrio, New York. He earned and MFA from the University of Minnesota. His films have been screened widely at art and film festivals including New Directors/New Films at the Lincoln Film Society and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kino Der Kunst, Münich; VideoBrasil, Sao Paulo; Rencontres Internationales, Paris; and IndieLisboa, Lisbon. He has received awards in the form of financial support from The Foundation For Contemporary Art, New York; RivieraLab Coproduction Fund, Mexico; Secretary of Culture, Colombia; Filmmakers Fund, Rooftop Films, New York; Matt Robert Arts, London; Bush Foundation For the Arts, Saint Paul, USA; The Jerome Foundation, New York; the National Fund for the Arts from the National Association of Latino Artists and Communities, USA; and The Minnesota State Arts Board, among others.

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