La Tierra Se Quedo (The Land Left Behind)

La Tierra Se Quedo (The Land Left Behind)


Solangel, Ruben and Teodoro walk around through the chaos of the densely populated city of Bogotá. They are looking for food, money and a little justice. They feel the painful experiences of the past; all of them were violently forced to leave their lands. They take hold of the new lives forced upon them and fight their conflicts with dignity, endurance and some humor.

Directed and photographed by
Juan Sarmiento G.

Christian Simon
Jean Collot
Johannes Varga

Cesar Diaz

Martin Reimers

Executive Producer
Holger Lochau

Tilman Kolb

Germany/Colombia, 2010

HD Cam, 77’00”, 16:9 Color, Documentary

A HFF Konrad Wolf production in co-produktion with Blikfilm and Goethe Institut, supported by GTZ aus Mitteln des BMZ and Filmbüro Bremen.

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– Best documentary –

– Best cinematography –

Festicine Panama

Producer’s Prize

Sehsüchte Potsdam 2010

Festivals & Markets

  1. 50th Cartagena International Film Festival, Colombia.
  2. 22nd Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, France
  3. 28th Uruguay International Film Festival,
  4. 17th CineLatino Tübingen. Germany
  5. 39th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany
  6. 5th Monaco Charity Film Festival, Monte Carlo.
  7. 13th FIDOCS International Documentary Film Festival, Santiago.
  8. Slow Film Festival. Eger, Hungary.
  9. 3rd Tranzyt International Documentary Film Festival 2010, Poland
  10. 6th SANFIC. Santiago International Film Festival 2010, Chile
  11. 1st Latin American Film Festival Mainz 2010, Germany
  12. 7th Festicine 2010, Panamá
  13. International Festival of Cameramen Golden Eye 2010, Georgia
  14. La Díaspora 2010 – Neustadt, Germany
  15. 1st Monteria International Film Festival – Montería, Colombia.
  16. 7th Itineraires Latinamerican Film Festival 2010, Brussels, Belgium.
  17. 2nd Golden Eye Film Festival, Tbilisi, Geogia
  18. 25th Trieste Latin American Film Festival. Italy
  19. 12th International Documentary Encounters Bogota. Colombia
  20. 2nd Cali International Film Festival. Cali, Colombia
  21. 2nd Realidad Latina Film Festival. Antwerpen, Belgium
  22. 14th OFF CINEMA International Film Festival. Poznan, Poland
  23. 11th AluCine Latin Media Arts Festival. Toronto, Canada (Opening film)
  24. 4th Doc Est 2010, Isia, Rumania
  25. 12th Filmar America Latina Film Festival– Geneve, Switzerland
  26. Amnesty Filmevening. Cologne, Germany
  27. 3rd Cine B Film Festival. Santiago, Chile
  28. International Festival of Audiovisual Programs 2011. Biarritz, France
  29. SurDocs Film Festival. Puerto Varas, Chile
  30. Festival de los Derechos Humanos. Sucre, Bolivia
  31. 2nd Festival CineMigrante, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  32. Mostra de Cinema Latinoamericano de Cataluna 2011. Lleida, Spanien
  33. 2nd LAKINO Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
  34. Videoteca del Sur, New York, USA
  35. 4th This Human World Human Rights Film Festival, Viena, Austria
  1. Guadalajara 2010
  2. DocShop at HotDocs 2010
  3. East Silver Film Market 2010 at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
  4. Ventana Sur 2010
  5. FIPATEL 2011
18. December 2014