Restrepo points his 16mm camera at a Colombian area, Choco, geographically isolated between sea and forest, on the border with Panama. Despite the adverse living conditions, it opens the way to religious missions, military operations and even tourism projects.
Born in Medellín, Colombia in 1975, Camilo Restrepo lives and works in Paris. His films have been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and for festivals including Toronto and New York. He has won the Pardino d’Argento at the Locarno Film Festival twice.