Walking for Freedom

Walking for Freedom: A Venezuelan Story is an immersive 360° documentary short created with the idea that some journeys need to be experienced to be understood. The Virtual Reality format puts you in the shoes of the Venezuelan refugees forced to flee their country on foot, where you can follow their journey across the Simón Bolívar International Bridge that links Venezuela and Colombia, past the illegal passing known as "la trocha," and through to their final destinations, wherever they may be.

Walk with them and hear their stories.

  • Carlos E. Macher
    Director & Producer
  • Carlos E. Macher
    Executive Producer
  • Juan Pío Hernández
    Executive Producer
  • Astrid García
    Associate Producer
  • Luis Felipe Franco
    Associate Producer
  • Elizabeth Carpio
  • Juan Andrés Bustillo
    Assistant Editor
  • Juan Andrés Bustillo
    Assistant Editor
  • Amelia Tyson
  • Emily Streim
    2nd Director of Photography
  • Álvaro González
    Production Assistants
  • Humberto Hernández
    Production Assistants
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Virtual Reality
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    53,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Colombia, Peru
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    360 8K, Traditional 4K - FS7
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Director Biography

Carlos E. Macher is an award-winning filmmaker and actor from Lima, Peru. Based in Washington, DC.

In the U.S. has produced and directed several films including the documentaries "Luigi's Story: The A-Word" and "Third Act", was the director of "45 Willow Drive", assistant director for the series "Sam Dates", segment producer for "Healing Baltimore's Harbor: A Pipe Dream", and collaborated as cinematographer in the series "The Crossroads" for Bertelsmann Foundation. In Peru worked as a director/producer on “Cuarto Cero”, “El Jardín Perdido” and the pilot series “Visiones”. As an audiovisual producer for the Inter-American Development Bank, he participated in over 30 audiovisual projects for MOOCs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Director Statement

Walking For Freedom is intended to bring you closer to the experiences of Venezuelan refugees from the moment they cross the border in Cúcuta, Colombia, through their struggles and difficult journey in their search for a better future. Over 4 million Venezuelans have left their country. Venezuelans are among the largest displaced populations in the world today. It's time to know more.

Walking for Freedom is a production of Mycrom Films, in collaboration with Plan País and The Global Shapers Community, without which this project would not have been possible to make.