Private Project

Numae Back to Simplicity

The Colombian Amazon territory is almost half of the country, and the biggest water resourse place in the world, the tropical jungle provides unimaginal products however, we do not know what food is consumed there.

That is why, as a cook, I decide to do a gastronomic research to find the origin of ancestral recipes, Along with the indigenous communities we discovered the beauty of simplicity and how to get back to it. Numae in Ticuna lenguage means Hello, and this is exacly what this documentary is, a way to conect us all trhough the beautifull leguage of food.

  • Gustavo Cabrera
  • Valentina Pardo
  • Valentina Pardo
  • Santiago Soto
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, food, gastronomy, indigenous, food documentary, food research
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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  • Hyderabad
    March 8, 2020
    Best director
  • Kalkuta
    April 6, 2020
    Special jury mention
Director Biography - Gustavo Cabrera

Gustavo Cabrera

Gustavo Cabrera Rivera was born in Cali Colombia. He is a publicist graduated from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University where he discovered photography and got passionate about it.

In 2008 he traveled to Buenos Aires Argentina to deepen photography studies.

Upon returning to Colombia, he settled in the city of Bogotá and completed a diploma in photography at the city's National Film School.

During 2015 he conducted in Cuba the workshop "Advanced Studies in Advanced Photography: Color in the digital postproduction process", at the San Antonio de los Baños Film School, as a complement to his knowledge about color and light.

He has worked for television production companies such as RTI, Fox Telecolombia, Señal Colombia and Inhouse of Claro Channels and for advertising and publishing agencies such as Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Lemonade, Toro Fisher and El Tiempo Publishing House.

In 2016 he was chosen at the BOGOSHORTS festival in the Panorama Colombia Documentary category with the documentary ¨Christmas on the Beach¨, where he participated as director of photography.

In 2017 he traveled to Mexico and worked as Director of Photography for the Teco TV production company,, working for TV Azteca, A +, Cadena tres, Mexican Institute of Social Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, A ff airs MX, CES Morelos, among others.

In 2018 he traveled to New York, where he worked as a photographer and audiovisual producer, for different clients such as Reebok Latam, Koaj, White + Warren, Kinly NY among others and magazines such as l'officiel india and Harpers Bazaar.

In 2019 he returns to Bogotá where he continues his career as a photographer for clients such as: Reebok, Nike, Autokoreana Hyundai, Adriana Capasso, among others.

Throughout his career, he has done different personal works enriched with his life experiences. These works are his passion and his true essence. During 2018 he was chosen with one of these works, to be part of the “Million Bogota Fair” with his project “Convergence of intimacies”. In 2019 he was invited to the Million Night in Cali and the Roland Schambach Expo in Bogotá.

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Director Statement

As a director it was my responsibility to transmit a clean and natural video, free of effects and ornaments, because the Amazon itself is already enough.

I wanted to capture light, color and reflections; It was very important for the vision of this video to show these beautiful communities customs without breaking into their daily routine, I rather chose to be in their spaces as another interlocutor being part of the culinary process trying to not be seen.

In a spontaneous and genuine way we wanted to show their life style through food and to understand their customs through day to day living.

The color is part of their life in every way, the jungle has an infinite range of colors many greens but all different. Energy was gone at 6 pm after this, we were isolated with only candles, it made light scarce but naturally wonderful.

This documentary is based on honesty, the truth of the image and moments was essencial. We hope that the interpretation of each person who sees it gets in the same way that was raised.