Private Project

La Roja

"It looks like a beer, it's in a bottle, but in reality when you drink La Roja, you don't just have a beer, you take 54 years of fighting." This is "La Roja", an artisanal reddish drink, Irish Red type. Where does it come from? Where are you going? And by whom and for whom is it made?

From the mountain ETCR (“La Fila”); going through the reality of breweries like Master Beer and the curious pub Lubianka; until reaching the hands of hundreds of people who find in this drink a certain self-recognition. Despite being told from the perspective of the ex-guerrillas, anyone feels identified because it has been a war of all. His journey is full of truths, post-truths and realities that coexist in the same context but that often face and debate each other. This documentary will allow you to find the deepest secrets and the less well-known skills of the most sold and consumed beverage in the country, within a context of social and cultural reconciliation and reconstruction.

  • Laura Melissa Knudson Valderrama
    Polisemic, Antónimo, Bittersweet, Form Factor, Matter Of Time
  • Gabriela Vargas Herrera
    Form Factor, Bittersweet, Antónimo, Matter Of Time, Por Ti, Polisemic
  • Gustavo Andrés Díaz Gélvez
    Antónimo, Bittersweet, Matter Of Time, Form Factor, A Partir de Hoy
  • Carlos Alberto
    Key Cast
  • Wally Broderick
    Key Cast
  • Carolina Mallama
    Key Cast
  • John Otálora
    Key Cast
  • Ilich Cerón
    Key Cast
  • Marlene Rincón
    Key Cast
  • Adriano
    Key Cast
  • Arley Morales
    Key Cast
  • Valentina
    Key Cast
  • María Claudia Gómez Rivero
    Assistant Director
    Bittersweet, Matter Of Time, Antónimo, A Partir de Hoy
  • Cristian Danilo Zorro Sánchez
    Director of Photography
    Antónimo, A Partir de Hoy, Matter of Time, Bittersweet, Form Factor
  • Andrés Felipe López Arias
    Sound Design
  • Santiago Cadena Osorio
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Roja
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    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,667 USD
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Director Biography - Laura Melissa Knudson Valderrama

Melissa Knudson is a student of Audiovisual Communication at the University of La Sabana. Aspiring to directing film and television, as well as script writing, she has participated in multiple projects such as short films, documentaries and the Instagram series "Form Factor". Currently, she is working on a new fiction project as Director and is part of the research seedbed in writing (SIGLA). In the future, she would like to be able to participate in large productions and continue learning from the best filmmakers in the industry. From other areas, she also enjoys painting, reading and attend to cultural events.

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