An oneiric journey through Alex’s life as a former guerrilla leads to a reckoning with the devil inside of him. His only cure is ayahuasca, a sacred plant used by the indigenous community where he comes from. As both a perpetrator and victim, Alex exemplifies the complexity of the Colombian conflict and the difficulties of simply moving on.

Director: Alexander L. Fattal

Runtime: 25 Mins

Year: 2019

Saturday, November 14, 2020. 4:00pm


About The Director

Alexander L. Fattal

Alexander L. Fattal is a filmmaker, documentary artist, and assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. He received his PhD in anthropology from Harvard University where he learned filmmaking in the Sensory Ethnography Lab. His first short Trees Tropiques is an immersive family portrait in the Amazon basin that explores small scale deforestation in Brazil. Trees Tropiques participated in Cannes Short Film Corner and other film festivals around the world. Limbo, Fattal’s second documentary short, is an experimental complement to his recent book Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia (University of Chicago Press, 2018). The film had its world premiere at the Official Selection at Sheffield Doc/Fest and MOMA PS1, the School for Visual Art in New York City, and the FICCI – Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena have shown work-in-progress screenings.