Scene from the film Chasing After the Wind
Scene from the film Chasing After the Wind
Scene from the film Chasing After the Wind

Chasing After the Wind

  • Colombia
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Gustavo is a sixty-year old man who lives in Gethsemane, a historical neighborhood in the city center of Cartagena, Colombia. Through the shadowing of his everyday life, this documentary traces a portrait of this rather complex character with many sides and paradoxes. Everyday, he roams across Gethsemane’s night, which is full of music, color and debris. Death is a recurrent subject in his reflexions and the documentary evidences the end of a cycle: Gethsemane is at the verge of a drastic change, Gustavo is a metaphor for the shift taking place in this neighborhood and a whole society. Time passes by and Gustavo is getting tired, his body is getting worn-out and the neighborhood is breaking up. "Chasing after the wind" is a contemplation of a shared impermanence, where Gethsemane's debris bears witness of the disintegration of a community, but also of a human being.


  • Original Title
    Persiguiendo al Dragón
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Juan Camilo Olmos Feris
  • Editing
    Iván Wild, Juan Camilo Olmos Feris
  • Music
    Julián Sarmiento, Luis Vengoechea, Camilo Sarmiento
  • Sound
    Julián Sarmiento, Keren Vargas, Gabriel Bocanegra
  • Runtime
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Colombia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF
    • Guadalajara IFF
    • Fidocs
    • Black Movie IFF Geneva
    • Midbo Bogotá
    • Ficbaq
    • Panorama Cine Colombiano
  • Awards
    • Jihlava IDFF – Special Mention Opus Bonum Competition is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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