Sebastián Pinzón | Colombia-U.S. | Documentary | 2017 | 25 min


Guided by motifs of life and death, PALENQUE is an ode to a small town that has greatly contributed to the collective memory of Colombia: San Basilio de Palenque, the first town in the Americas to have broken free from European domination.


Guiada por motivos de vida y muerte, PALENQUE es una oda a un pequeño pueblo que ha contribuido enormemente a la memoria colectiva de Colombia: San Basilio de Palenque, el primer pueblo de las Américas que se ha liberado de la dominación europea.


Sebastián Pinzón Silva is a Colombian filmmaker interested in exploring the collective conscience of his country through the immersive power of cinema. His work has screened at festivals including Locarno, True/False, SFFILM Fest, Cinélatino, Camden International, RIDM, FICValdivia, and at venues including MoMA NYC, MACBA Buenos Aires, and the Museum of the Moving Image. His film PALENQUE was selected to be part of Pardi di Domani by Locarno Festival during its 70th edition, Nuevos Creadores by the Cartagena International Film Festival, and New Directors/New Films by MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Sebastián has a degree in Film and Television from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Documentary Media from Northwestern University. He has worked as a director and producer for National Geographic and in post-production for Kartemquin Films. He is based in Chicago where he is part of Mirror Stage film Collective.