Katary (Stand Up)

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Availability ended 21/10/2020 BST
(14-21 Oct worldwide) Anecdotes and stories told by the grandparents of Esteban, and also a moment with them from when he was a child, have stayed in his memory. A moment that always created questions within him. Little by little he began growing up and finding answers, and with them, a sense of cultural and ancestral belonging that he felt the need to know about and reaffirm.

Filmmaker Bio

Esteban Lema (30) is a Venezuelan filmmaker of Kichwa origin, who graduated from the School of Audiovisual Media, Universidad de los Andes in 2019. His documentary Katary (Stand Up) screened in more than twenty International festivals and exhibitions. Awards include 2015 Best Short Film VII Film Festival Latin American and Caribbean FILMAR. Winner for two consecutive years of Marathon Atom Cinema, Venezuelan Film Festival. His work has focused on reflection of the history of his family, and themes of mobility, migration and identity as political discourse.


Directed by Esteban Lema

Production Company Alma punlla films
Catalejo estudio de altura
Universidad de los Andes

Produced by Jorge Alfredo Lema
Giovanna Paspuel

Cast Direction
sound design : Awki Esteban Lema Director of photography
editor assistant
color gradding: Diego Ramirez Extra cameras: Stefano Morles
Manuel Casanova
Carlos Luis Sanchez Sound field recorder: Luis Lema Sound editor: Ezequiel Pinedo Poster design: Evely garcia Photography: Yare Rivas

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